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(44 Down) aquatic (NOUN) 1. A plant that lives in or on water. (ADJECTIVE) 1. Operating or living or growing in water. 2. Relating to or consisting of or being in water. Examples of usage: Fish are aquatic creatures; boats are aquatic vehicles; and wild celery is an aquatic plant. Aqua is the Latin word for water. Agua is the Spanish word for water. Aqua-, and aqui- are common prefixes used in English to indicate "water related" as in : aquaculture, aquanaut, aquaplane, aquarium, etc. An execption is aquiline, which is defined as: curved or hooked, like an eagle's beak; as in an aquiline nose.
Did You Know? (18 Down) Ella Fitzgerald, the "First Lady of Song", won 13 Grammy Awards in a career that spanned almost six decades. Most critics would concede that she is the best scat singer of all time. Scat in singing jazz is described as: the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument. Fitzgerald also received the National Medal of Art presented by then president Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the presidency of George H. W. Bush. For more information visit the Library of Congress Web site.
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