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Answered 2007-11-10 01:44:51

It is a Cajun term meaning, generally, "give a little extra." In practical terms, it is like the Baker's dozen, which is really 13.

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brunneous -brown (scientific) grovel - to creep with the face to the ground doubt - to lack confidence in placid - serenely free of interruption or disturbance fanciful - marked by or as if by fancy or whim prestidigitation - sleight of hand ambidextrous - able to use both hands with equal ease pterodactyl - any of various pterosaurs of the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous pulchritude - great beauty or appeal sacciform - having the general form of a sac empennage - the tail assembly of an airplane souchong - a tea made from the larger older leaves of the shoot intussusception - the reception of one part within another staphylococci - bacteria (as skin infections, food poisoning, and endocarditis) dictatorial - oppressive to or arrogantly overbearing toward others truculent - feeling or displaying ferocity supercilious - arrogantly superior insolent - exhibiting boldness or effrontery fuchsia - vivid reddish-purple imbrication - an overlapping of edges rhesus - pale brown Asian monkey often used in medical research. eminent - standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted hypertrophic - excessive development of an organ or part concierge - hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours polydactyly - the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes syllogize - to reason by means of syllogisms synecdoche - a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole carmagnole - a lively song popular at the time of the first French Revolution pastiche - stylistic imitation xanthosis - an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin euphoric - incredible happiness maculature - blotting paper fibranne - fabric made of spun-rayon yarn vivisepulture - an act or instance of burying someone alive placebo - an inert or innocuous substance used especially in controlled experiments testing the efficacy of another substance lucid - having full use of one's faculties limn - to draw or paint on a surface cabalistic (also kabbalistic) - a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy soliterraneous - Sun and Earth working together grandiloquent - extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language catastasis - the climax of a drama edentulous - toothless bioluminescent - the emission of light from living organisms objurgatory - a harsh rebuke effervescent - to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes alfresco - taking place or located in the open air loquacious - full of excessive talk malloseismic - region subject to frequent earthquakes doublure - an ornamental lining of a book cover ratatouille - a seasoned stew made of eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers and squash gabbro - granular igneous rock panache - an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet anachronism - an error in chronology ratiocinate (verb) - to reason oersted - the unit of magnetic field strength xylem - complex tissue in the vascular system miscible - capable of mixing in any ratio argillaceous - relating to, or containing clay or clay minerals Merovingian - relating to the first Frankish dynasty effleurage - a delicate stroking motion in massage. lagniappe - small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase scheherazadian - relating to the Arabian Nights' (Entertainment) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life palynological - having to do with a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores logorrhea - excessive talkativeness


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brunneous -brown (scientific) grovel - to creep with the face to the ground doubt - to lack confidence in placid - serenely free of interruption or disturbance fanciful - marked by or as if by fancy or whim prestidigitation - sleight of hand ambidextrous - able to use both hands with equal ease pterodactyl - any of various pterosaurs of the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous pulchritude - great beauty or appeal sacciform - having the general form of a sac empennage - the tail assembly of an airplane souchong - a tea made from the larger older leaves of the shoot intussusception - the reception of one part within another staphylococci - bacteria (as skin infections, food poisoning, and endocarditis) dictatorial - oppressive to or arrogantly overbearing toward others truculent - feeling or displaying ferocity supercilious - arrogantly superior insolent - exhibiting boldness or effrontery fuchsia - vivid reddish-purple imbrication - an overlapping of edges rhesus - pale brown Asian monkey often used in medical research. eminent - standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted hypertrophic - excessive development of an organ or part concierge - hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours polydactyly - the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes syllogize - to reason by means of syllogisms synecdoche - a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole carmagnole - a lively song popular at the time of the first French Revolution pastiche - stylistic imitation xanthosis - an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin euphoric - incredible happiness maculature - blotting paper fibranne - fabric made of spun-rayon yarn vivisepulture - an act or instance of burying someone alive placebo - an inert or innocuous substance used especially in controlled experiments testing the efficacy of another substance lucid - having full use of one's faculties limn - to draw or paint on a surface cabalistic (also kabbalistic) - a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy soliterraneous - Sun and Earth working together grandiloquent - extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language catastasis - the climax of a drama edentulous - toothless bioluminescent - the emission of light from living organisms objurgatory - a harsh rebuke effervescent - to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes alfresco - taking place or located in the open air loquacious - full of excessive talk malloseismic - region subject to frequent earthquakes doublure - an ornamental lining of a book cover ratatouille - a seasoned stew made of eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers and squash gabbro - granular igneous rock panache - an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet anachronism - an error in chronology ratiocinate (verb) - to reason oersted - the unit of magnetic field strength xylem - complex tissue in the vascular system miscible - capable of mixing in any ratio argillaceous - relating to, or containing clay or clay minerals Merovingian - relating to the first Frankish dynasty effleurage - a delicate stroking motion in massage. lagniappe - small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase scheherazadian - relating to the Arabian Nights' (Entertainment) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life palynological - having to do with a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores logorrhea - excessive talkativeness


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brunneous -brown (scientific) grovel - to creep with the face to the ground doubt - to lack confidence in placid - serenely free of interruption or disturbance fanciful - marked by or as if by fancy or whim prestidigitation - sleight of hand ambidextrous - able to use both hands with equal ease pterodactyl - any of various pterosaurs of the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous pulchritude - great beauty or appeal sacciform - having the general form of a sac empennage - the tail assembly of an airplane souchong - a tea made from the larger older leaves of the shoot intussusception - the reception of one part within another staphylococci - bacteria (as skin infections, food poisoning, and endocarditis) dictatorial - oppressive to or arrogantly overbearing toward others truculent - feeling or displaying ferocity supercilious - arrogantly superior insolent - exhibiting boldness or effrontery fuchsia - vivid reddish-purple imbrication - an overlapping of edges rhesus - pale brown Asian monkey often used in medical research. eminent - standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted hypertrophic - excessive development of an organ or part concierge - hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours polydactyly - the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes syllogize - to reason by means of syllogisms synecdoche - a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole carmagnole - a lively song popular at the time of the first French Revolution pastiche - stylistic imitation xanthosis - an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin euphoric - incredible happiness maculature - blotting paper fibranne - fabric made of spun-rayon yarn vivisepulture - an act or instance of burying someone alive placebo - an inert or innocuous substance used especially in controlled experiments testing the efficacy of another substance lucid - having full use of one's faculties limn - to draw or paint on a surface cabalistic (also kabbalistic) - a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy soliterraneous - Sun and Earth working together grandiloquent - extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language catastasis - the climax of a drama edentulous - toothless bioluminescent - the emission of light from living organisms objurgatory - a harsh rebuke effervescent - to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes alfresco - taking place or located in the open air loquacious - full of excessive talk malloseismic - region subject to frequent earthquakes doublure - an ornamental lining of a book cover ratatouille - a seasoned stew made of eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers and squash gabbro - granular igneous rock panache - an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet anachronism - an error in chronology ratiocinate (verb) - to reason oersted - the unit of magnetic field strength xylem - complex tissue in the vascular system miscible - capable of mixing in any ratio argillaceous - relating to, or containing clay or clay minerals Merovingian - relating to the first Frankish dynasty effleurage - a delicate stroking motion in massage. lagniappe - small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase scheherazadian - relating to the Arabian Nights' (Entertainment) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life palynological - having to do with a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores logorrhea - excessive talkativeness


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