Words you had no idea were inspired by animals

From "aviation" to "vaccine," animals are part of the etymology of many words

Stars Insider

28/03/24 | StarsInsider


What do the words "aviation" and "vaccine" have in common? Well, they're both descended from the names of different types of animals. From bears and birds, to dolphins and cows, animals have been the origin of a few unexpected words. Indeed, due to their importance to the lives and livelihoods of humans, it's no wonder animals have left a mark on language!

Curious? Check out this gallery for words that were etymologically inspired by animals.

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