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Cuero and Cork

The Span­ish for “leather,” cuero, comes from the Latin cori­um mean­ing, “leather or hide.” From that root, we get a few Eng­lish words, in­clud­ing… cork. A cork is made from the the hide of a tree, af­ter all!

From the same root we al­so get cor­tex (the tree that runs up your spine!), scro­tum (feels like a skin, does­n’t it?)

We can see the c‑r root clear­ly in all these words!


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