Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extract of woody nightshade, used in homeopathy especially for treating skin diseases and chest complaints.
- ‘However, the 2D8 probe failed to hybridize to the species within the following outgroups: S. pseudocapsicum, S. suaveolens, S. dulcamara, and C. pubescens.’
- ‘In hamsters, a high dose of extracts from Solanum elaeagnifolium, Solanum dulcamara, Solanum sarrachoides and Solanum melongena induced congenital craneo-face malformations and gastric and intestinal changes.’
- ‘Blooming in the lawn areas were Calystegia sepium, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Crataegus sp., Matricaria matricarioides, Solanum dulcamara, Taraxacum officinale, Trifolium pratense and T. repens.’
Late 16th century: from medieval Latin (used as a specific epithet in Solanum dulcamara), from Latin dulcis ‘sweet’ + amara ‘bitter’.
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.