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A plant of the iris family with bright orange-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers.
- ‘All over the island there are great clumps of the brilliant orange montbretia.’
- ‘Drive around the country at this time of year, particularly in the south, and you're sure to spot the old-fashioned montbretia waving in swaths on banks and woven through hedgerows.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin, named after A. F. E. Coquebert de Montbret (1780–1801), French botanist.
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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.