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A Hawaiian honeycreeper with a long, down-curved bill and mainly bright red plumage.
- ‘The iiwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, is an endangered bird found only in Hawaii.’
- ‘In addition to the iiwi, we also hear and see a green-breasted amakihi bird.’
Late 18th century: from Hawaiian.
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.