Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant that has no true flowers or seeds, including ferns, mosses, liverworts, lichens, algae, and fungi.
- ‘Students rotated from one scientist to another, assisting with data collection, and gained insight into each scientist's particular area (wetland ecology, cryptogams, syntaxonomy, floristics, or natural history).’
- ‘As in other cryptogam species, the effect of polarized red light implies that phytochrome acts at the cell periphery.’
- ‘In this subzone, herbaceous dicots, grasses, rushes, and cryptogams are dominant, and woody plants and sedges are absent.’
- ‘The Myxomycetes represent the only group of cryptogams with species only known from the tree canopy.’
Mid 19th century: from French cryptogame, from modern Latin cryptogamae (plantae), denoting nonflowering plants, from Greek kruptos hidden + gamos marriage (because the means of reproduction was not apparent).
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.