Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a group of organisms) descended from a common evolutionary ancestor or ancestral group, but not including all the descendant groups.
- ‘However, each tribe individually is either paraphyletic or polyphyletic with respect to most recent songbird classifications.’
- ‘These taxa together form a paraphyletic group at the base of the clade of biramous arthropods.’
- ‘To represent this, we have used multiple lines drawn to paraphyletic groups in the cladogram above.’
- ‘It now seems likely that the first two of these groups are paraphyletic; that is, they contain some but not all descendants of a common ancestor.’
- ‘In fact, it is possible that the group is paraphyletic; the last common ancestor of all polymerid trilobites may also have been ancestral to the agnostids as well.’
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.