Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
rare Botany. Of a leaf: having a petiole that branches dichotomously, especially with a single pair of leaflets on each secondary petiole; biconjugate. Now rare.
Consisting of or occurring in pairs or two pairs; consisting of two similar parts; (Zoology) (in echinoderms) designating ambulacral pores arranged in two pairs; having such pores.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From bi- + geminate, in sense 1 after scientific Latin bigeminatus.
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.