Word of the Day – July 8, 2012

boon (noun)


a welcome and unexpected benefit; advantage

It has been reserved for California, from the plenitude of her capacities, to give to us a truly great boon in her light and delicate wines. Our Pacific sister, from whose generous hand has flowed an uninterrupted stream of golden gifts, has announced the fact that henceforth we are to be a wine-growing people.
Samuel Cony Perkins     May 1864

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