Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] A type of bacterium which infects humans and other warm-blooded animals through contaminated food.
- ‘Droppings carry potentially dangerous bacteria such as listeria and salmonella that can cause a range of illnesses including meningitis, pneumonia and lung damage.’
- ‘Results of infection by common bacteria such as salmonella, campylobacter and listeria can include vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, or even death.’
- ‘Of course, they are referring to salmonella, E. coli, listeria and other dangerous bacteria found in our food supply every day.’
- ‘Droppings carry potentially dangerous bacteria like listeria and salmonella that can cause a range of illnesses including meningitis.’
- ‘Bacteria such as listeria and salmonella can be dangerous to the unborn baby.’
- 1.1informal Food poisoning or other disease caused by infection with listeria; listeriosis.
- ‘Of course, one would then run the risk of listeria and serious diseases like that.’
- ‘Manure from factory farms has been linked to diseases such as E. coli, listeria, and cryptosporidium.’
1940s: modern Latin, named after Joseph Lister(see Lister, Joseph).
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.