Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dry single-seeded fruit formed from a double ovary of which only one develops into a seed, as in the daisy family.
- ‘Species are annuals, biennials or rhizomatous perennials and have dimorphic cypselae with the ray fruit lacking a well developed crown of bristles.’
- ‘Viable cypselae of any aster or goldenrod from anywhere in the world is most welcomed by the lab.’
- ‘The cypsela of the perennial dandelion is classified as an anthocarp.’
- ‘A typical cypsela is the fruit of a dandelion.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek kupselē ‘hollow vessel’.
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.