Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, dry one-seeded fruit that does not open to release the seed.
- ‘Thrips may also cause blemished seeds on achenes, and uneven maturity of fruit.’
- ‘Fruits of this species are glabrous achenes, with sepals modified into plumose bristles and are frequently wind-dispersed.’
- ‘It has previously been shown that, in strawberry fruit, the expression of some ripening-related genes are directly or indirectly negatively regulated by the auxins produced in the achenes.’
- ‘Seed set was estimated as the percentage of cross-pollinated flowers that produced achenes (one-seeded fruits).’
- ‘After fertilization, several achenes are produced per capitulum, and seeds are wind-dispersed.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin achaenium, derived irregularly from a- not + Greek khainein to gape.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.