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A preparation made from the urine or dung of cows (especially when they were put out to grass in spring), used as a remedy for various medical complaints.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas D'Urfey (?1653–1723), playwright and writer. From all + flower + water, after post-classical Latin aqua omnium florum.
all-flower water/ˌɔːlˌflaʊə ˈwɔːtə/
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.