And the winning word is: A 14-year-old from Florida wins the National Spelling Bee


Dev Shah, 14, from Largo, Fla., reacts as he wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Dev Shah won by correctly spelling “psammophile,” a noun that is used to describe animals and plants that prefer to live in sandy soil environments

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