Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rainforests.
- ‘Flowering epiphytes - bromeliads, orchids and cacti - are presented most commonly.’
- ‘Many tropical orchids are epiphytes, growing on the side of trees, and will not do well if their roots stay wet.’
- ‘A cool, bright spot out of direct sun is best for these tropical epiphytes that grow naturally in rain-forest trees.’
- ‘Those plants which live as epiphytes in the rainforest canopy are subject to intense light and drying winds.’
- ‘The epiphytes hanging from the tree branches are either bromeliads or orchids.’
Mid 19th century: from epi- in addition + Greek phuton plant.
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.