Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large crested pheasant-like bird of the guan family, found in tropical American forests. The male is typically black in colour.
- ‘A study group of relatively sedentary birds, such as the curassows, should provide some insight on how important dispersal is to the evolutionary history of less-mobile birds.’
- ‘Male curassows in breeding season vocalize with a deep, resonant humming.’
- ‘The curassows comprise 14 species of sedentary Neotropical birds classified in four genera (Crax, Nothocrax, Mitu, and Pauxi) in the family Cracidae.’
- ‘Did you know that great curassows - 36-inch-tall blue-black birds with yellow bills - mate for life?’
- ‘The barriers that currently separate the species, combined with the essentially nonmigratory behavior of curassows, hint strongly at a primary role for vicariance.’
Late 17th century: anglicized form of Curaçao.
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.