In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pleasing, charming)(scenery/village) pintoresco
- The basin at Canal Head should be a wonderful addition to an already picturesque place.
- People like Austrian resorts for their village atmosphere and picturesque settings.
- We villagers of Dundrum are extremely lucky to live in such a picturesque place in an area of outstanding beauty.
- South Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque places in the country.
- Longchamp is a very picturesque place and Paris has that romantic aura about it.
- The village, while it makes a nice picturesque background, is not deeply important.
- Halifax, surprisingly, had quite an array of picturesque buildings.
- Wiltshire is home to some of the most picturesque towns and villages in the country, often attracting filmmakers to the county.
- Fire crews feared the worst as a blaze gutted two picturesque cottages in a Cotswold village.
- We don't go to Scotland for the weather but when it's like this it is simply the most picturesque place on the planet that I have seen.
- This has to be one of the most picturesque places in Glasgow to read the weekend papers over a long lunch.
- The couple's home, which stands in the centre of the picturesque village, is in the same state as it was almost a year ago.
- There's a shop in the picturesque village that attracts visitors from all over the country.
- One of the additional benefits of rowing is that the action usually takes place at picturesque locations, such as lochs and canals.
- Before we left this picturesque place, we took a photo of the kind family we had lodged with.
- The town has a picturesque harbour where humble and luxurious yachts rub shoulders.
- They enjoy the picturesque location of the Embassy as well as look forward to home cooked Indian food.
- And she has also called for harsher penalties for litter louts who mar the city's picturesque streets.
- The picturesque building was neat as a pin, despite being a working farm with Jersey cows and goats.
- Properties in the village range from picturesque cottages and council houses to large private homes.
- It is to the explanation of the historical origins of that picturesque language that this essay addresses itself.
- It's the pub's picturesque name for a tasting of five obscure or lesser-known wines.
- The author's energetic, often tongue-in-cheek prose style, together with his ability to blend roguish satire, pathos, and picturesque description, had a profound influence upon the popular culture of his day.
- As we go back in history, language becomes more picturesque.
- Volume I is a normal book, describing in picturesque language the history of the cheese made at Tillamook.
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