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A herbaceous European plant of the rose family, with lobed rounded leaves and inconspicuous greenish flowers, and formerly valued in herbal medicine.
- ‘Other locally common tannin-rich plants include blackberry, raspberry, rose, lady's mantle, agrimony, meadowsweet, and strawberry (all members of the rose family), geraniums, purple loosestrife, and sumacs.’
- ‘So far I'm still at the digging stage - blooms of Rosa Gloire de Dijon cascading over concrete, sprays of lady's mantle and carpets of autumn-flowering meadow-saffron exist only in my imagination.’
- ‘Tom says lady's mantle and coral bells (Heuchera spp.) respond well to this treatment.’
- ‘The leaf surfaces of lady's mantle are covered with small hairs, in addition to a waxy coating.’
- ‘I believe this same phenomenon occurs on the leaves of the common perennial lady's mantle, to a very pleasing visual effect.’
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.