Every once in a while, I run across a new word that just begs to be used in a book. Got one of those today. Of course, it has to be the right word in the right book used at the right time. That I don’t know yet.
malacia (mu-LA-shuh, -shee-uh) noun
1. An abnormal craving for spiced food.
2. Softening of the organ or tissue.
[From Greek malakia (softness), ultimately from the Indo-European root
mel- (soft) which also gave us malacology (study of mollusks), malt,
melt, and mulch.]
I don’t know if it’s abnormal, but I do love spicy foods. I also love tart foods and sweet foods — which may account for the reason I’m joining some other writers in a weight loss effort this fall.