Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flowering plant of a genus that includes the pinks and carnations.
- ‘Other gardeners prefer to interplant them with spring flowers such as columbines, daisies, dianthus, Iceland poppies, lupines, and peonies.’
- ‘As a counterpoint to the hot, dry look of the sandstone, Charlotte chose cottage-garden flowers including campanulas, catmint, dianthus, peonies, and roses in shades of lavender, pink, blue, and wine red.’
- ‘There are a number of cool-season vegetables to plant, along with flowers such as dianthus, petunias, snapdragons and violas.’
- ‘But dianthus, like orchids, are easily crossed among the species, and as a result we can enjoy varieties fall, winter and spring.’
- ‘Try ornamental kale and cabbage, Chinese cabbage, crinkle-leaf parsley, spinach, snapdragon and dianthus underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs.’
From Greek Dios of Zeus + anthos a flower.
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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.