Words starting with the last letter of the Alphabet – Dr Dawn Gould

In a short while the year 2018 will be at an end.  Before the 2019 dictionaries begin to include  and publish the latest new words, it might be of interest to re-read the meanings of some of the words in the last letter of the alphabet – the Z.


ZEST :     the peel of oranges or lemons,    enthusiasm suggesting intense interest

ZINNIA:   a flowering plant which is ”a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family.”

ZIP:          a whizzing /hissing sound of a bullet striking an object;  a fastener, energy, vigour

ZITHER:   a stringed instrument with a flat sounding board

ZULU:       the Zulu language;  a member of the Zulu family