Spelling bee practice list: Eponyms
The below list is based on the Merriam-Webster Spell It!
spelling bee preparation list for Eponyms. You can use this spelling bee word list along with our other spelling
bee preparation lists
for any of the following:
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The spelling bee word list below is comprised of 53 English Eponyms. Merriam-Webster's Spell It! site
states the following concerning Eponyms:
"Eponyms are words based on a person's or character's name. Sometimes the person's name and the word are
exactly the same and the word simply takes on a new meaning. In other cases the person's name is slightly
changed. When this happens, the stressed syllable of the new word can also change and you won't always
recognize the origin, which might be a somewhat familiar name. Take, for example, gardenia. It's
really just a man's name (Alexander Garden) with the plant-naming suffix -ia. In fact, all of the words
in this list that end with ia are names for plants and are based on the last names of botanists."
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Below are the spelling bee words from
the Merriam-Webster Spell It! - Eponyms
preparation list for the National
Spelling Bee and which are contained in the above downloadable spelling list for SpellQuizzer:
Eponyms Spelling Bee List (53 spelling bee words)
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