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Any of the blue, violet, or red plant pigments of the class of anthocyanins and anthocyanidins.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. From German Anthokyan (L. C. MARQUART Farben der Blüthen 56; also Anthocyan) from Antho- + Kyan, Cyan.
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.