One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1= opus anglicanum.
2A type of manuscript illumination of the early Middle Ages regarded as characteristically English.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mary, Countess of Wilton (1801–1858). From post-classical Latin opus anglicum, lit. ‘English work’ from classical Latin opus work + post-classical Latin anglicum, neuter of anglicus.
opus anglicum/ˌəʊpəs ˈaŋɡlɪkəm/
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