Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] A herbaceous American plant with milky sap, some kinds of which attract butterflies or yield a variety of useful products.
- ‘For instance, the beautiful Monarch larvae prefer only milkweed!’
- ‘Endowed with an insatiable appetite for milkweed, and almost always in close proximity to the plant, these larvae eventually turn into butterflies and continue flying north.’
- ‘They put out tubes holding cuttings of milkweed stems with two leaves, whole potted milkweed plants, and microscope slides coated with glycerin.’
- ‘The larvae absorb toxins from their food plant, milkweed.’
- ‘Illinois bundle flower, butterfly milkweed, compass grass, and partridge peas nestle in another 20-acre plot.’
- ‘Yet, adult female butterflies choose these particular plants (monarch moms must have milkweed!) on which to lay their eggs.’
- ‘Also known as milkweed and spurge, Euphorbia belongs to an incredibly varied genus that contains over 2,000 species including the Christmas favourite, poinsettia.’
- ‘Serious cuts could be treated with the sap of red milkweed, and a beverage brewed from the plant called mouse's tail reportedly lowered blood pressure.’
- ‘Some of the primary plants for butterfly larvae include: aspen, alfalfa, clover, nettle, pearly everlasting, milkweed, grasses, hackberry, parsley, vetch, and willow.’
- ‘This can be an effective method of managing hemp dogbane and common milkweed.’
- ‘Sedges, bluejoint grass, boneset, and swamp milkweed dominate the community.’
- ‘‘Common milkweed and other closely related plant species are the sole food source of monarch larvae, or caterpillars,’ he says.’
- ‘Plants here include prairie rose, nodding onion, gray-headed coneflower, butterfly weed, green milkweed, hoary puccoon, and even eastern prickly pear cactus.’
- ‘All monarch caterpillars eat milkweed, a plant with an acrid latex containing potent cardiac glycosides, causing birds who eat the butterflies to vomit and learn to avoid them.’
- ‘You can always camouflage milkweed by tucking one or two plants behind a couple of lovely buddleias.’
- ‘Both adults and larvae live on plants frequented by aphids, including roses, oleander, milkweed and broccoli.’
- ‘I need information on the milkweed that attracts monarch butterflies.’
- ‘Volunteers will also be planting milkweed, which monarchs need to reproduce, and trying to create spawning sanctuaries and ‘no-take’ reserves for horseshoe crabs.’
- ‘Monarchs spend the warmer months in regions west of the Rocky Mountains where milkweed (the sole plant their larvae eat) has been historically abundant.’
- ‘As milkweed dies, surviving butterflies begin their long, unwavering flights back to the sheltered groves that safeguarded their ancestors.’
2another term for monarch
- ‘This is sometimes called the ‘milkweed butterfly’ because its larvae dine exclusively on this plant.’
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.