Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a plant) able to grow outdoors at all times except in severe frost.‘a half-hardy annual’
- ‘Many pinks are hardy perennials, while others are half-hardy and grown as annuals.’
- ‘These peppers are half-hardy annuals, easy to grow from seed.’
- ‘Begin to harden off half-hardy plants in a cold frame or tucked under a sheltering wall outside.’
- ‘They raise roughly 4,500 hardy and half-hardy annual bedding plants each year from seed for containers and various areas of the garden including the box parterre.’
- ‘The awful thing is that they are all perfectly acceptable names for the same old-fashioned and rather modest little half-hardy perennial plant that used to be seen in garden flower borders all over.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.