Smeuse, gludder and nurdle…can YOU guess what these rare British words mean? Take our quiz to find out

CAN you guess the meaning of these nature words?

According to The Times, a study of 6,000 song lyrics, 274,000 film synopses and several million books suggested that words associated with nature were falling into disuse.


The British language is full of wonderful words that describe nature but many have become dormantCredit: Alamy

Robert Macfarlane, a fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and author of several books on nature said that the English language was impressive for its variety of words relating to landscapes – but that they were growing dormant.

So do you know any of these rare nature words?

Take our quiz and let us know how you do…

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