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Of or relating to the artificial imitation of nature, especially in landscape gardening.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Batty Langley (c1696–1751), writer on architecture. From classical Latin arti-, alternative stem of ars art + natural.
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.