Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shrub of a genus that includes juneberry and snowy mespilus, typically bearing white flowers.
- ‘The weeping cherry was in full bloom, and the crabapples and amelanchiers blooming too.’
- ‘Another good choice is amelanchiers, or serviceberries, thin-skinned berries with a hint of cherry.’
- ‘I ordered several amelanchiers by mail in 1-gallon containers.’
- ‘Several homeowners have reported damage to their landscape amelanchiers from raccoons, who had climbed up to pick a little ripe fruit in the week of July 4, 1996.’
From French dialect amelancier medlar.
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.