In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Just as the crooked mass of shiny-leafed buttonbush, and even the swamp dwelling mayapple - its umbrella-like leaves shading sweet yellow fruit - need fire's fertilizing hand, so too does the wildlife.
- Farther back, there's furtive jack-in-the-pulpit and mayapple, and along our driveway, wild columbine's whiskered pendants.
- As I drive away, I see mayapples along the edge of the woods.
- I have christened it the ‘Mandrake’ (the name used for the mayapple [Podophyllum peltatum] by various 16 th- and 17 th-century English poets).
- And there are native wildflowers, such as mayapple, Jack-in-the-pulpit, and foamflower.
- They might remind you of mayapple or of pachysandra.
- If the method is adopted, increased demand for the American mayapple may make it a new alternative crop.
- Violets, wild geranium, mayapple, and blue phlox bloom in April and May.
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.