Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall plant with wandlike spikes of cream or yellow flowers. A member of the buttercup family, it is native to north temperate regions.
- ‘Throughout the woodlands, color can be found in late-blooming azaleas, lilies, bugbanes, hostas, and hydrangeas.’
- ‘Wood anemones, epimediums, bugbanes, and toad lilies create intricate tapestries under flowering shrubs and trees.’
- ‘Other common names for this plant are black root, bugbane, rattle root, rattle top, rattle squawroot, snake root and rattle weed.’
- ‘Tall bugbane is a tall wildflower with branched and leafy stems arising from 100-200 cm high.’
- ‘Other plants are also called bugbane and snakeroot; most plants called cohosh belong to the related baneberry genus.’
Early 19th century: from bug + bane, with reference to the former use of the species C. foetida to drive away bedbugs.
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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.