In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bellota feminine→ oak
- The old bur oak's leaves are now large and leathery, the green acorns nearly the size of golf balls.
- Children can look out for other large tree seeds such as beech masts and acorns which can be sown in the same way as the conkers.
- To recover they need to feast on conkers, acorns and sweet chestnuts, which is why visitors are exhorted not to gather these items.
- The acorn harvest was an important ritual, for acorns were an important part of the Indians' diet.
- Imagine a sturdy, bountiful oak tree producing acorns that will germinate successive oak trees.
- I leave acorns and leaves and nests alone when I come across them.
- Chipmunks, like other ground squirrels, eat seeds and acorns of woody plants, nuts, grains, and fruit.
- In winter, they feed on berries, seeds, and acorns, in trees or shrubs or on the ground.
- Berries, acorns, and other seeds and nuts make up most of the Band-tailed Pigeon's diet.
- In fall and winter they feed principally on acorns, other nuts, seeds, and fruits.
- Inside, the wooden kauri architraves and sweeping stairs were all carved with acorns and oak leaves.
- Decorate your house by bringing the outside in, using pinecones and acorns!
- She would come back at dusk with arms full of small frogs, or large insects, with wild fruit and berries, or acorns and mushrooms.
- We picked up horse chestnuts on the corner for the feel and look of them, and then gathered acorns and hazelnuts and beechnuts in the woods.
- Add an acorn, or pinecone and you have a very impressive napkin ring.
- I have every intention of having my own child plant an acorn from my tree to continue the tradition.
- The church will be decorated with oak leaves and acorns to bring strength and comfort to the bereaved and injured.
- While the caterpillar will not kill the oak tree, the loss of leaves means the trees produce fewer acorns.
- Collect interesting bits of natural objects, such as bark, leaves, conkers and acorns to label and display at home.
- Hardy and wily, the pigs snuffle out acorns, chestnuts, roots and grass.
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