Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Tinged with red.
scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-redView synonyms
- ‘The plumage nearly lacks gray or rufescent tones, and the undertail coverts have much paler bases that contrast less with the tips.’
- ‘The Panama Canal watershed boasts 560 bird species including the rufescent tiger heron and chestnut-mandibled toucan.’
Early 19th century: from Latin rufescent- becoming reddish, from the verb rufescere, from rufus reddish.
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.