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The chief soluble component of gum arabic and some other gums, consisting of a mixture of acidic polysaccharides containing arabinose units.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From French arabine from arab- (in gomme arabique) + -ine.
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.