Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A minute mite which is parasitic on plants, typically living inside buds and causing them to form hard galls.
- ‘Nevertheless, keep an eye out for fuchsia gall mites, fuchsia rust, whiteflies, and aphids.’
- ‘Little is known about the mites that occur on black walnut, but the velvet gall mite is common in some areas.’
- ‘The black currant gall mites are the small white worm-like creatures between the bud tissues.’
- ‘There are a few pests to watch for that like fuchsias such as spider mites, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and fuchsia gall mites.’
- ‘Resistance to gall mite has been a breeding objective in most blackcurrant programmes for many years.’
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.