Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A floret, especially of cauliflower or broccoli.
bloom, blossom, floweret, floretView synonyms
- ‘The poses seem to be modelled on a quick-motion camera observing the unfolding of flowerets.’
- ‘With its chartreuse color and pineconeshaped flowerets, this is the most exotic-looking of the broccoli family.’
- ‘Statues of the Virgin were often enriched with gold leaf, her dark face surrounded with flowerets and cascades of lace carved from ash and oak boles.’
- ‘She was dressed modestly but coquettishly in a pale purple silk gown with tiny flowerets in her flaxen hair.’
- ‘I wander out onto the terrace, sniff green tea leaves as they brew, touch balls made of snowy flowerets, gaze at gold tickling the lake's skin, peaks clad in polar bear white.’
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.