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Of a moss: bearing archegonia or capsules at the end or top of the primary axis; terminal-fruited.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From acro- + -carpous, after scientific Latin Acrocarpi, plural noun from Hellenistic Greek ἀκρόκαρπος fruiting at the top (Theophrastus).
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.