Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Asian elephants breed readily in captivity’
reproduce, produce offspring, procreate, bear young, multiply, propagate
literary beget offspring
2‘these horses are bred for racing’
rear, raise, nurture
3‘she was born and bred in the village’
bring up, rear, raise, nurture
educate, teach, train
4‘the political system bred massive discontent’
cause, bring about, give rise to, lead to, create, produce, generate, spawn, foster, occasion, make for, result in
arouse, stir up
1‘a medium-sized breed of cow’
variety, stock, strain, line, family
type, kind, sort, class
2‘a new breed of journalist’
type, kind, sort, variety, class, genre, genus, order, calibre, brand, generation, vintage
North American informal stripe
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