Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crocus-like Eurasian plant of the lily family, cultivated for its autumn-blooming flowers.→ crocus
- ‘Many of the autumn crocus come in varying shades of lilac.’
- ‘Many other garden plants are also highly toxic, including rhubarb leaves, autumn crocuses, delphiniums, foxgloves and laburnum.’
- ‘Colchicine is an alkaloid isolated from the autumn crocus.’
- ‘The word ‘Croceal’ or ‘saffron’ describes an orange-yellow colour; the word takes its root from the colour of an autumn crocus, also known as a meadow saffron.’
- ‘I have spent enough autumns wandering around the fading glory of the summer garden kicking myself as I remember that I should have planted autumn crocus.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.