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Originally: †(in the system of A. P. de Candolle): belonging to the former group Achlamydeae, comprising plants having flowers without a calyx or corolla, including willow, euphorbia, etc. (obsolete). Later: (more generally) lacking a perianth.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From scientific Latin Achlamydeae, group name (from ancient Greek ἀ- + χλαμύδ-, χλαμύς + scientific Latin -eae: see -eous) + -ous.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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.