Tuesday, May 17, 2011

lagniappe

lagniappe [ lan-YAP, LAN-yap ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 a small gift presented by a merchant to the customer
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The large purchase made by the couple compelled the store owner to present a lagniappe to them.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Intelligence is an experiment in evolutionary terms, an ecologically surplus ability -- a lagniappe, extra goods.