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Botany. A sharply pointed projection on a plant, such as a thorn or a spine; especially one growing directly from the epidermis or forming an extension of it.
Zoology. The sting of an insect or other animal.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin acūleus sting, spine, thorn, barb, spike, prick, pang from acus needle + -leus, suffix forming diminutives.
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.