Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deep yellow pigment of the xanthophyll class, found in the leaves of plants, in egg yolk, and in the corpus luteum.
- ‘The yellow colour comes largely from carotenoids, which hens get from plant foods, or lutein, which is added to feeds specifically to colour egg yolk.’
- ‘In this study, visual function is improved with lutein alone or lutein together with other nutrients.’
- ‘Cataract patients also tend to be deficient in vitamin A and the carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin.’
- ‘Companies don't usually test for phytochemicals like lutein or lycopene because they're not yet considered nutrients.’
- ‘While the root of the beet is a nutritional powerhouse, the leaves are just as potent, containing antioxidant carotenoids, chlorophyll and lutein.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin luteum ‘yolk of egg’ (neuter of luteus ‘yellow’) + -in.
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.