Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The innermost layer of the pericarp that surrounds a seed in a fruit. It may be membranous (as in apples) or woody (as in the stone of a peach or cherry)
kernel, seed, pip, pitView synonyms
- ‘Surface deposits are covering materials on seed coats and are apparently derived from the endocarp.’
- ‘The shell of the nut itself, which constitutes the endocarp, is hard, woody and brown.’
- ‘In peach fruit, cell numbers in the endocarp appear to be fixed several weeks after full bloom.’
- ‘The fruits usually bear two or three seeds that are covered by an endocarp that opens when the fruit pulp is removed.’
- ‘The seed is enclosed in a hard endocarp.’
Early 19th century: from endo- within + a shortened form of pericarp.
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.