Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A light clear red colour:‘a shade of vivid cerise’[as modifier] ‘a bright cerise suit’
- ‘The EZ-Grips however are the complete opposite; they glow so bright they are almost cerise in colour.’
- ‘They are offered as separate colours, pale pink, white, cerise and violet, or as a collection.’
- ‘Poor Miss Fiorentini was left with microphone outstretched, her complexion rapidly turning the same colour as her Sunday-best jacket - bright cerise - and for once she was speechless.’
- ‘Its pinky-mauve flowers striped with cerise bloom in May and June on the previous season's wood, and again in August and September on this year's wood.’
- ‘Now, am I wrong to think that an argument between a boy and a girl over the difference between pink and cerise is the very definition of futility?’
- ‘The Hat Box collection at Debenhams in Davygate starts at £15 too, with a selection of classic straw styles in a rainbow of colours from cerise to cream.’
- ‘Yuko looked stunning in a summer kimono of red and cerise with a cyan tie around the waist.’
- ‘Its two theatres - the Lyric and the Quays - are decorated in deep purple and deep cerise respectively, with lobbies in vibrant orange.’
- ‘Its common name, star cluster, refers to the myriad little florets that combine to form the main flower, in shades of pink, mauve, white and cerise.’
- ‘Containers are planted with geraniums and petunias in Ann's favorite colors - pink, lavender, and cerise.’
- ‘They are grown for the beautiful colours of their foliage: lemony green, pink, plum, cerise, chocolate, russet and flame.’
- ‘A lot of that has gone now, and hydrangeas come in all sorts of colours and not a few different designs, covering the whole spectrum from a dark navy-blue right through to pure white, on to pink and out the other side in a deep cerise.’
- ‘Then there is the resumption of the Lissadell and Texas Downs stations, which are these pieces at the bottom in pinkish colour, cerise.’
- ‘This year, the cerise and magenta pelagoniums I bought have all turned out to be bright red and wrecked my colour scheme (which was to have been plum, purple, cream and cerise / magenta).’
- ‘We were driving around Speyside the other day looking for bonny purple heather and found that the hillsides were blanketed with the dull cerise of willow-herb.’
- ‘The camellia family displays pinks in all their many shades, from coral to dark cerise.’
- ‘Everyone has a different idea of what is meant by colours such as apricot, cherry, peach, cerise or carmine.’
- ‘She sat front and center, her long, blood red hair dripping to the ground in beautifully combed strands of cerise.’
- ‘The fresh cerise against the camouflage gave the car the look of a drunk in the last stages of cirrhosis.’
- ‘There was a fabulous show of colour with pink, fuchsia, cerise and many shades of green standing out.’
Mid 19th century: from French, literally cherry.
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.