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.

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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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