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Any of several shrubs or small trees sometimes used for their hard timber, especially the hop-bush, Dodonaea viscosa (family Sapindaceae), and any of several olearias (family Asteraceae), as the daisy-tree Olearia traversorium, endemic to the Chatham Islands.
Mid 19th century. From Maori akeake, reduplication of ake.
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.