When I first started posting, I used to feature a beautiful word every week. I'm not resuming once-a-week words, but this one, that I came across reading a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem, is too beautiful not to share:
adj 1) thin or weak-looking
noun 2) pl. form of windlestraw, a dried stalk of any various
Etymology: Middle English, first known use before 12th century
Source: Collins English Dictionary.
Erin Bedford, writer.