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CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – February 27th

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Rebecca A. Sealfon,a 13-year-old eighth grade student from Brooklyn, New York celebrates her win in the 70th Annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee (STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rebecca A. Sealfon,a 13-year-old eighth grade student from Brooklyn, New York celebrates her win in the 70th Annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee (STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

On March 15th, finalists from across the Bay Area will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

Each day we will provide the definition and origin of a word that ended the national spelling bee to see if you can spot the correct answer among 4 options.

Today’s word is of Greek origin and means a “an appropriate name for a person, thing or place.” It was spelled correctly by Rebecca A. Sealfon to win the 1997 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the following photo to find the correct answer.

People wait for the semifinal round at the the Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Photo credit should read (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

People wait for the semifinal round at the the Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Photo credit should read (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 1997 winning word is Euonym.

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