In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The gardens which surround the property include beech, lime and holm oak trees while in the eastern corner is an ancient churchyard.
- Interspersed with the rocky scrub and holm oaks were olive groves and water-starved vines, their leaves limp, their fruit plump.
- But the Agriculture Department has since confirmed infections in a beech, a horse chestnut and a holm oak in a Cornish garden.
- Every day at the festival there are performances staged beneath the shade of a giant holm oak in the courtyard garden of a 19th century palace.
- I'm currently sitting in Priory Park, on the banks of the city's defences in the shade of a beautiful holm oak so that I can see my laptop's screen on such a bright day.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.