Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(in ancient Rome) a military standard or banner, especially one of a maniple.
banner, standard, ensign, pennant, pennon, banderole, streamer, jackView synonyms
- ‘Only one example of vexilla has ever been found - the 3rd century example from Egypt.’
- ‘In Roman artwork, any vexillum which isn't just blank (due to loss of painted detail) has only lettering on it.’
- ‘Many examples of the vexillum are represented in illuminated manuscripts.’
- ‘In 1855 (during the reign of King Rama IV; Mongkut) the white chakra was dropped and thus the vexillum was a red field with a white elephant in the centre.’
- 1.1A body of troops under a vexillum.
- 1.2A flag attached to a bishop's staff.
- 1.3A processional banner or cross.
The standard of a papilionaceous flower.
- ‘During anthesis, the standard petal (vexillum) curves backward after the expansion of the wing petals.’
The vane of a feather.
Latin, from vehere carry.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.