Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 23 items for:

Society and Culture x Biological Sciences x clear all

buffalo

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Common name for several species of cattle-like mammals (Bovidae) occurring in Africa south of the Sahara and in south-eastern Asia. The N. American Bison is sometimes incorrectly called...

See overview in Oxford Index

corn

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Genetics and Genomics.

Term used in the UK for wheat, in the USA for maize, and sometimes in Scotland and Ireland for oats; originally any grain. Kaffir corn is millet, kaffir manna corn is sorghum.

See overview in Oxford Index

curd

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Biological Sciences.

Clotted protein formed when fresh milk is treated with rennet; the fluid left is whey.

See overview in Oxford Index

5. Definitions, types, domains

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5010 words.

The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

FARQUHARSON, Angus (Durie Miller) (<i>born</i> 1935), Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, 1998–2010 (Vice Lord-Lieutenant, 1987–98)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; History of Science and Technology; Ecology and Conservation; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge; World History; Historical Geography. 183 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

herb

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

1 A herbaceous plant, i.e. a seed-bearing plant that does not form hard woody tissue. Compare forb.

2 A plant with medicinal or culinary uses. Culinary...

See overview in Oxford Index

Introduction

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1170 words.

The ‘Introduction’ asks what is ritual? Is ritual useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? It suggests that to think about ritual is to reflect on human nature, sociality, and culture....

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

JOHNSTON, Mark Steven (<i>born</i> 1959), racehorse trainer, since 1987; Trainer and Managing Director, Mark Johnston Racing Ltd, since 1988

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 63 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

orchid

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Romanesque octopus-leaf, a leaf-like form with pronounced round fleshy lobes.

See overview in Oxford Index

pawpaw

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Asimina triloba. See Annonaceae and disjunct distribution.

See overview in Oxford Index