osculate (OS-kyuh-layt)

verb transitive: to kiss
verb intransitive:
 to touch or to bring together

From Latin osculatus, past participle of osculari (to kiss), from osculum (kiss; literally, little mouth), diminutive form of os (mouth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root os- (mouth), which also gave us usher, oral, orifice, oscillate, os, and ostiary. Earliest documented use: 1656

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“Angrat enjoyed the rest of their day in the swamp, as Beneficent grabbed one frog after another and eagerly osculated each amphibian on its little froggy nose.
As always, Angrat marveled at her sister’s eagerness to embrace any tall tale. Nothing came out of the smooches.”
D.E. Park; Unwashed Fiction; Lulu Press; 2015.

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