In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Botanyflor del corazón femininedicentra feminine
- I walk to the river on a path flanked by bleeding hearts, yellow violets, and pink curly lilies, and the birdsong fades only because the sound of the river increases as I approach.
- We often went to the park for picnics, sitting on the cannon in the sun, marvelling at the dewy luminescence of the bleeding heart begonias in the steamy green light of the conservatory.
- The roses were in full bloom along with the lilies, bleeding hearts, tulips, and dandelions.
- Seeds of most hardy perennials - including bleeding heart, butterfly weed, columbine, delphinium, liatris, and penstemon - require a period of chilling to germinate.
- Plants, such as coral bells and fringed bleeding heart, will produce flowers all season, especially if they are regularly picked.
- There was a full-length mirror at the end of the hall next to which stood a small end table with a bowl of bleeding hearts.
- The first to appear in our garden is Dicentra spectabilis, the bleeding heart, with long, fleshy stems, deeply-cut foliage and red and white heart shaped-flowers that will open in April if the weather is kind.
- Seeds of most hardy perennials, including bleeding hearts, columbines, phlox, and primulas, require a period of chilling to germinate.
- The other plants grown in her kitchen garden include crotons, bleeding heart, tomato, money plant and anthuriums.
- None of those prim roses, bleeding hearts or pansies this year, no sir.
2derogatory(person)defensor de pleitos perdidos masculinedefensora de pleitos perdidos feminine
- Things are such, in case the bleeding hearts haven't noticed, that restrooms on office floors now require a key to get in.
- He was the model of a bleeding-heart do-gooder.
- His editorial in the March issue should, but won't, quiet some of the bleeding hearts who support Pete Rose.
- Amazingly, over half of them - bleeding hearts mindlessly drawn to the plight of the underdog - backed Brand X.
- Nobody ever accused Ronald Reagan of being a bleeding-heart liberal.
- Progressives are regularly caricatured as bleeding hearts, soft on crime.
- Chekhov had no legal qualifications; nor was he a bleeding-heart liberal.
- Catchers are reluctant sometimes to talk about this because they don't want to come across as a bunch of bleeding hearts.
- It is the realm of everyday life in which we live that is dismissed by economists as the realm of the bleeding hearts.
- But just in case you think this is only a matter for Africans and bleeding hearts, there's more.
- I was beginning to worry that our campus newspaper was becoming a forum for bleeding-heart liberalism.
- The minister declared, ‘I'm not afraid of the bleeding hearts, I'll fight the war against them.’
- They have gotten rid of all of their poor and all of their ghettos and didn't have to spend any money or listen to any bleeding hearts.
- Only bleeding hearts with a pre-Sept. 11 mind-set still believe in voting rights.
- Even the real bleeding hearts can't get behind this.
- If the bleeding hearts in New York and Los Angeles wanted to coddle their drug dealers, that was their business.
- Some bleeding hearts say, oh, my, so many players took steroids, it isn't fair to single out Bonds.
- Apart from helping with the aid effort, the developed nations and international banks wiped out their debt, which set a precedent that the bleeding hearts leapt upon and further pressed home their point about African and Third World debt.
- Even the bleeding-heart liberals that inhabit the SoHo area are forced to admit that this has been his finest hour.
- I know, I can hear the bleeding hearts already - some people can't afford that type of plan.
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