Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Containing water as a constituent:‘a hydrous lava flow’
fluid, flowing, runningView synonyms
- ‘More likely, however, is that any water would become incorporated in the rock through formation of hydrous minerals as the reaction fronts advance.’
- ‘Because zeolites form in hydrous environments, typically through alteration of igneous rocks, they may ultimately be found on Mars, if liquid water did once exist on that planet.’
- ‘The aqueducts provided public baths with hydrous spectacles and private houses with running water and flush toilets.’
- ‘Limonite is not a mineral species as such, but rather a mixture of amorphous hydrous iron oxides.’
- ‘These are a revelation: virtually weightless, plain cylinders that dispense their deliciously light, hydrous formulations cleanly and efficiently.’
Early 19th century: from Greek hudro- water + -ous.
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.