In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I will enjoy having help picking the peaches, plums and feijoas while some of the more active young people will enjoy climbing up the big avocado trees to pick the alligator pears.
- To be sure, now and then one hears of somebody who fancies alligator pears without dressing.
- The first time we went to the Chambord, a very good restaurant, he said to me, ‘Jose, we will have one of your tropical fruits because I see on the menu they have avocados, alligator pears.’
- He has seven kinds of fruit on the place, including alligator pears and guava.
- In order to reach them, Carvajal inscribed a message on the core of an alligator pear, hid it in a melon, and asked the jailer to bring the fruit to his relatives.
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