YGDRASIL,n. The gigantic ash tree which, according to Norse
mythology, binds together with its roots and branches the whole of
earth, heaven and hell. Suggested as a pet name for that tree in your
backyard — the one you want your husband to chop down before its
spreading canopy brings total darkness to your clothesline, your herb
garden and your sunbaking spot.
Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our
Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You
can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Ygdrasil appears in the third.