Papilionaceous--adj. having a corolla (as in the bean or pea) with usually five petals that include a large upper petal enclosing two lateral wings and a lower carina of two united petals
This is what one of our AZ reps had to spell in round 3 of the Scripps Spelling Bee today. He got it! I shudder to think what the poor kid will have to spell in later rounds.
Ever since I watched the documentary Spellbound, I've been fascinated with the spelling bee and the students who make it to D.C.
Do you pay attention to the spelling bee? Are you a proud word nerd?