In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The new Mediterranean Garden is beginning to grow, and the new tree fern now has 6 fronds and more coming on.
- The tree fern is usually thought of as a conservatory plant, too tender for year-round outdoors except in the most sheltered circumstances, but I seem to notice more and more of them thriving outside.
- Two years ago, I bought a tree fern and potted it as per instructions.
- The flat, strappy foliage of the exotic night bloomer contrasts texturally with a bed companion, the enormous, finely cut fronds of an Australian tree fern.
- In a partial cross section of a tree fern that lived about 200 million years ago, blue chalcedony (a type of quartz) and orange iron oxides and hydroxides have replaced the original structures.
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.