an Australian trailing leguminous plant, Clianthus formosus, with scarlet flowers
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Is It “Just Deserts” Or “Just Desserts”?Dictionary.com once featured the word comeuppance as a Word of the Day. Comeuppance is defined as “deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant.” More than a few devoted users wrote in to inform us that there was a typo in the definition: just deserts should be just desserts. Were our users correct? Was an s left out of this expression by mistake? Is the phrase just …
- desert iguana,
- desert island,
- desert locust,
- desert lynx,
- desert oak,
- desert rat,
- desert rock,
- desert soil,
- desert varnish,
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Examples from the Web for desert pea
A profusion of the beautiful Sturt, or desert-pea, or Clianthus Dampierii, grew upon this flat.