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A shrubby yellow-flowered Californian lupin, widely planted to reclaim sandy land.
- ‘The back beach and sand dunes are held by marram grass and, in the Nature Reserve, tree lupins have been planted for the same purpose.’
- ‘Patches of mauve flowering grey leaved tree lupins added a splash of colour to the grassy slopes.’
- ‘Crossed with the tree lupin and a range of annual species it has brought us the familiar hybrid garden lupin.’
- ‘The track follows closely beside the concrete channel and takes you round the side of a steep hill of sandstone and pebbles covered with red tree lupins in late spring.’
- ‘The reason that the tree lupin is spreading northwards is at least partly climate change; it is moving into areas which now have a climate similar to what has been considered its native range.’
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.