Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tree producing fruit at a specified time or in a specified manner.‘a prolific fruiter’
- ‘Suillus pungens is one of the most abundant fruiters in the coastal pine forests that we have studied.’
- ‘The support of a wall, fence or more traditionally posts and strong wires is essential for summer-fruiting varieties, although autumn fruiters need much less substantial help.’
- ‘This is a great prolific fruiter that yields average to large fruits with the larger ones appearing in the later flushes.’
- ‘Copper sulfate is the oldest and most effective mean for protection of fruiters, bushes, grapevines and other plants from various diseases.’
- ‘Floricane number was also affected by cultivar in the floricane fruiters, while berry weight was significantly affected by the interaction between cultivar and drip configuration.’
- ‘A large mandarin tree in the centre of the garden is a prolific fruiter but the fruit is quite sour.’
- ‘Several other species such as R. occidentalis and R. vulgaris are common fruiters in mature coastal pine forests, but we have not encountered roots colonized by them in any mature forest settings.’
- ‘Well, I did the summer ones; the autumn fruiters will last a little while longer.’
- ‘Fruiting Cherries are self-pollinating but will be heavier fruiters if planted with other Fruiting Cherry that share the same bloom time.’
- ‘They are used successfully for planting grapes, tobacco, attar plants and drought-resistant fruiters.’
- ‘Thanks to these techniques, Bruns and his colleagues have been able to show, for example, that the most abundant mycorrhizal fungi are not the dominate fruiters.’
- ‘A boring apple, like a Worcester but even less so - but the point is, they are the only variety so hardy that they are reliable fruiters up here in the deep North.’
- ‘Are Sultanas and Minindees late fruiters or is it more likely the climate up here that appears to have them still growing vigorously?’
Middle English (in the sense ‘fruit grower’): from Old French fruitier, from fruit fruit; in later use from fruit + -er. The current sense dates from the 19th century.
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.