"Blue/Black Salvia" or "Black and Blue Salvia" ...
Are you ever curious about where/when a word originated? I love it when I find a word's etymology. In reading a novel yesterday the word perquisite was used in a sentence whose context revealed its meaning. So this is where the word "perk" comes from...I never even thought to wonder, but it was self-evident.
1. A payment or profit received in addition to a regular wage or salary, especially a benefit expected as one's due. See Synonyms at right.
2. A tip; a gratuity.
3. Something claimed as an exclusive right: "Politics was the perquisite of the upper class" Richard B. Sewall.
[From Middle English perquisites, property acquired otherwise than by inheritance, from Medieval Latin perqustum, acquisition, from Latin, neuter past participle of perqurere, to search diligently for : per-, per- + quaerere, to seek.]
Last night, a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable dinner with Amelia, Big Chris, and his parents, Bill and Linda. We sat outside at the Olive Street Bistro, visited, and gobbled up appetizers and entrees; I wish I'd thought to take my camera.