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Any plant of the large genus Acalypha (family Euphorbiaceae), comprising herbs and shrubs found in tropical and subtropical climates, including the chenille plant, A. hispida. Also (in form Acalypha): the genus itself.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Hanbury (1725–1778), Church of England clergyman and horticulturist. From scientific Latin Acalypha, genus name from ancient Greek ἀκαλήϕη stinging nettle.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.