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  • n. A word which forms a different word when spelled backwards.
  • n. An anadromous fish.


From Ancient Greek ανα (backwards) + -drome "course", "road". (Wiktionary)


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  • If a word that is another word when it is spelled backward is an anadromous fish, then Wordnik is a salmon. Or perhaps a steelhead trout or a eulachon.

    In any case, I always thought there was something fishy about this place.

    June 19, 2011