Word of the Day – Sept. 7 – Marginalia

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Noun: Marginalia (mahr-juh-NAY-le-uh)

Definition:

1. Marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book)

2. Nonessential items

Sample sentence: The scrawled marginalia and cooking stains, the collective memory of shared feasts in the old cookbook told the story of the way family life used to be when I was a child.

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