Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A waxy water-repellent substance in the cuticle of plants, consisting of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids.
- ‘Cell walls resistant to acid digestion were considered to contain cutin.’
- ‘The outside layer, or bloom, consists of wax plates and cutin, both of which resist water diffusion and hence water loss from the berry.’
- ‘The cuticle of terrestrial vascular plants and some bryophytes consists mainly of two hydrophobic components, the biopolymer cutin and a mixture of lipids, which are usually called ‘waxes’.’
- ‘The inner layer, being concealed against adhesive sampling, must be located within the mechanically resistant polymer matrix of cutin and can, hence, be interpreted as intracuticular wax.’
- ‘They oxidize diverse substrates such as membrane sterols, lignin, and cutin as well as hormones.’
Mid 19th century: from cutis + -in.
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.