Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Belonging to the Alcyonaria, a group of anthozoan cnidarians comprising the soft corals, having polyps with eight pinnate tentacles; of or relating to this group.
An alcyonarian coral; = octocorallian.See also octocorallian
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Rymer Jones (1810–1880), morphologist and physiologist. From scientific Latin Alcyonaria, group name (1830 or earlier; compare French Alcyonaires, plural noun; from alcyon + -aria) + -an.
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.