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- ‘Ventral muscle field strongly impressed, elevated, cordate, with high ridges laterally and anteriorly.’
- ‘Its leaves are small, thin, slightly hairy, alternate, cordate and two to four centimetres long.’
- ‘A typical, mature Osmunda cinnamomea gametophyte was cordate and without trichomes.’
- ‘The fruits were cordate at the base instead of truncated as is typical of H. verticillata.’
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘wise, prudent’): from Latin cordatus ‘wise’ (in modern Latin ‘heart-shaped’), from cor, cord- ‘heart’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.