Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- see neoteny
- ‘In gall midges a phenomenon of rare occurrence among insects may be observed: larval reproduction, or paedogenesis.’
- ‘In paedogenesis, however, the unfertilized eggs develop much faster than the individual as a whole and mature already during the larval stage.’
Late 19th century: from paedo- + genesis.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.