A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AMOEBA

Wed, 23 Feb '22
Simple creature
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Tiny shape-shifter
Wed, 24 Nov '21
Tiny creature on a slide
Tue, 26 Oct '21
Microscopic life form
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Little blob
Tue, 24 Aug '21
Single-celled creature