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What is the longest lexicographic English word?

In other words, what's the longest English word who's letters are in alphabetical order?

  • Interesting question. Now I'm curious, too :) – Montag451 Apr 22 '15 at 7:37
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    A simple Google search leads to the Guinness World Book of Records, which tells us it’s aegilops. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Apr 22 '15 at 7:41
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    Wikipedia suggests Aegilops as well, but also argues against it as it is Latin and a proper noun. If you accept that argument, then there are a few six letters words: abhors, almost, begins, biopsy, chimps and chintz. – dave Apr 22 '15 at 7:49
  • You could have a look here – Brian Hooper Apr 22 '15 at 8:13
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    @EdwinAshworth - I think I used to sing a song to my kids with that word in it. – J.R. Apr 22 '15 at 9:28