The Word of the Day comes from "Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel"
by Dexter Palmer. It is shortlisted for the 2020 Tournament of Books.
NOUN archaic perukes (plural noun) a wig or periwig.
ORIGIN mid 16th century (denoting a natural head of hair): from Frenchperruque, from Italianperrucca, of unknown origin.