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Of stamens: partially united by their filaments into one or more groups; (also of flowers) having stamens with this arrangement.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828), naturalist and pharmacologist. From ancient Greek ἀδελϕός brother (from ἀ-, copulative prefix + δελϕύς womb from the same Indo-European base as Sanskrit garbha, Avestan garəβa- womb, fetus, and also Avestan gərəbuš- young of an animal) + -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.