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Any of several small pale kites of the genus Elanus; now specifically E. caeruleus of Africa, tropical Asia, and south-west Europe; also called black-shouldered kite.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Analyst. Compare scientific Latin Elanus melanopterus.
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.