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Of a fruit: formed from more than one flower, and incorporating floral parts outside the ovary.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From antho- + -carpous, after scientific Latin Anthocarpi (plural), denoting a class of fruits.
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.