Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of an animal or species) tending to return to or remain near a particular site or area.
- ‘The fact that close inbreeding is rarely observed even in highly philopatric species suggests that animals have mechanisms to avoid breeding with close kin.’
- ‘Like other waterfowl species, common goldeneye females are natal and breeding site philopatric.’
- ‘Most individuals are philopatric; they return to the area near where they hatched to breed.’
- ‘The dispersal of the juveniles differs from that of most other promiscuous or polygynous mammals, being female-biased with a fraction of males remaining philopatric.’
- ‘Another problem is that philopatric and dispersing animals may often overlap in their distance moved because there is generally no clear shift in frequency distributions of distances moved.’
1940s: from philo- ‘liking’ + Greek patra fatherland + -ic.
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.