Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1technical Remove the bark, rind, or husk from.‘decorticated peanuts’
peel, remove, take off, flake, scrape, scratch, shave, abrade, rub, clear, cleanView synonyms
- ‘Analyses were performed on decorticated seeds or meats.’
- ‘All three available specimens are mostly decorticated or incomplete.’
2Subject to surgical decortication.
- ‘And when they put a decorticated cat in a cage with other cats, it was as though the healthy cats thought of it as dead.’
- ‘An area 13 mm wide by 25 mm long was gently decorticated.’
Relating to an animal that has had the cortex of the brain removed or separated.
- ‘Generalized tonic seizures may mimic decerebrate and decorticate posturing.’
- ‘The terminal illness is characterised by deep coma and decerebrate or decorticate posturing.’
- ‘She was found to have a reduced level of consciousness, posturing consistent with a decorticate state, and unequal pupils.’
- ‘The patient's condition continued to deteriorate, with decorticate posturing to painful stimuli.’
Early 17th century: from Latin decorticat- stripped of its bark from the verb decorticare, from de- (expressing removal) + cortex, cortic- bark.
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.