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A large treelike plant of the daisy family, having a thick stem and a few short branches tipped with broad leaves, growing chiefly on high mountains in central and eastern Africa.
- ‘At the moorland region, you find the giant groundsels and lobelias common in the high altitude mountain regions of eastern Africa.’
- ‘The giant groundsels, 25 feet tall, with their enormous, artichoke-like balls atop their furred branches, resemble Joshua trees.’
- ‘Above the tree-line in the mountains of Africa, strange-looking giant groundsels and giant heathers grow.’
- ‘Lush ferns and ground cover changed the landscape from grey to green, and giant groundsels stood everywhere.’
- ‘You pass a huge boulder and start to climb past a forest of giant groundsel to the foot of the wall.’
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.