In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- If you like edible flowers, try some of the tiny white blossoms sprinkled onto salads.
- Also known as baby's breath, these starry blossoms on thread-thin stems make great fillers for fresh and dried arrangements.
- Remove plants from their nursery pots, being careful not to break their stems or blossoms.
- Its foliage is divine - tiny spirals of pearly blossoms with a heavenly scent.
- Each bulb can produce as many as twenty beautiful, large trumpet-shaped blossoms on a single stem.
- The magnificent shades of lavender-purple and white blossoms with their heady show and sweet fragrance renewed my love affair with the lilac.
- Intensely fragrant, waxy white blossoms emerge on stems as tall as 3 feet above grassy basal foliage and tuberous roots.
- Snow weighed down the branches and from a distance, they looked like trees bearing white blossoms.
- Water each container lightly at the base of the plants, being careful not to get water on the leaves or blossoms.
- Jim sat down under a flowering tree in a patch of tiny white blossoms and faced the shimmering waters of the river.
- In spring one revels in the bright green of new buds and the blossoms of the azaleas.
- Of course, now is a great time to clean out the flower beds, removing the fallen leaves and blossoms to avoid potential fungus and molds from growing.
- As the large, loose clusters of tiny greenish flower blossoms fade, the flower stalks get longer and by midsummer are covered with fuzzy purple or pink hairs.
- Frequent mowing during peak growth will eliminate the yellow blossoms and prevent seed formation.
- His feet are tied to branching white blossoms, beneath which a few women with flower torches dance.
- Its blossoms, on bare branches, are showy and often fragrant.
- Garnish salads with buds or the yellow blossoms.
- Tiny blossoms of deep pinks and reds will add great color to your festive fall container.
- Just inside the garden is a large rose tree covered with white blossoms.
- Since the majority of night-scented blossoms have white flowers, these plants also light up the landscape at night.
2(mass of flowers)flores femininea cherry in blossom — un cerezo en flor
1(flower)(tree) florecer(tree) dar flor
- When flowers blossom, trees bud - and pollen permeates the air.
- I was walking in the park one day in April, when the trees were still blossoming and I saw them.
- On either side of the path were huge trees, blossoming with colourful flowers.
- A white fence cut off its backyard, which contained a neat garden, several trees, blossoming with pink flowers in the spring, and an old wooden swing set.
- We slipped through St Bartholomew's churchyard, snowdrops fading, the fruit and nut trees blossoming, and channelled down a track towards the River Ure.
- Spring is the best season in Tokyo, with cherry trees blossoming beautifully after the winter rest.
- One afternoon Victor bundles us into his jeep and careers up a twisting track, past coffee bushes which have blossomed overnight, sprouting cream pompoms with the scent of jasmine.
- The thousand insects of rain have worked all night; the trees have blossomed in raindrops, the downpour sounds like a distant whip.
- He couldn't believe his eyes when he found them dancing on their hind legs around a shrub blossoming with bright red cherries.
- At that precise moment, the tree seemed to blossom for the very first time.
- The fruit trees began to blossom in March, I think it was, and there were new flowers every day or every other day.
- The Flowering Cherry tree will blossom at this time of the year, each year, as a symbol of remembrance.
- Their garden has streams, waterfalls, flowering shrubs and blossoming trees.
- Around her, women and animals bloom, trees and flowers blossom, and her womb fills up with stones.
- The last of the ice was falling from the eaves, buds and leaves blossoming from the deciduous trees.
- A row of cherry blossom trees blossomed soft pink against dark wooden stems.
- In the spring the plum trees blossom, and violets bloom along the paths.
- Walking down Bedford, it seemed to me that a hundred or so trees had suddenly blossomed along the street!
- There was only a slight breeze as the bus lazily took the curves, passing beneath trees that had blossomed with white flowers.
- That is to say, the cherry trees will blossom every year but I'll disappear for good, one of these days.
2(flourish)(arts/enterprise) florecer(person/relationship) alcanzar su plenitudto blossom into sth
- our friendship blossomed into love — nuestra amistad se transformó en amor
- Helen has blossomed (out) into a delightful young woman — Helen se ha convertido en una chica encantadora
- He would be departing just when he has finally blossomed into a mature and consistent world-class all-rounder.
- A spirited young girl who suffered horrific injuries in a freak horse accident has blossomed into a promising athlete with a bright future.
- A glittering academic record, which included a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music and various conducting prizes, has blossomed into a busy career.
- What began as a careless exhortation has blossomed into something I am proud to be a part of, and I hope this redresses some sort of karmic imbalance I no doubt incurred in my youth.
- What started as a few health-care providers twenty years ago has blossomed into a robust community that boasts international connections.
- As for Titania, she blossomed into a more mature woman, although her zealousness never fully died down.
- It is a lesson on how early promise has blossomed into maturity.
- However last term, Nowitzki blossomed into a multi - talented player of immense promise, one of the few Europeans able to compete on equal terms with their trans-Atlantic cousins.
- Many people have developed online friendships and romances that have blossomed into offline relationships.
- Slowly it continued, and our first hesitant kiss was finally reached, although I had to make that final step because he wouldn't, and our relationship developed and blossomed into love.
- ‘I believe there are sufficient areas particularly in the energy sector that one can see burgeoning and blossoming in trade development,’ he said.
- It has blossomed into quite a good way of them earning some money on site.
- The boy who began his cricketing career by singing Shosholoza under the Wanderers scoreboard, has blossomed into one of the promising players for the future.
- This market had humble beginnings eight years ago or so, and has blossomed into a teeming 55-stall market, split between food stalls and craft stalls.
- The cocky kid from the public courts of Los Angeles has blossomed into a global superstar, with a personality as rich as her bank balance.
- He developed an early interest in all things mechanical that has blossomed into a successful racing career.
- What began as a university course blossomed into the experience of a lifetime.
- She spoke of you enthusiastically on both occasions, and I realised that what had started as an accidental meeting had blossomed into a rewarding friendship.
- To this can be added the fact that aikido developed and spread in Japan during an era of peace that later blossomed into a time of unprecedented economic prosperity.
- Situated at the exit to the Straits of Malacca between Indonesia and the tip of Malaysia, the country was a natural stopping point on long voyages and quickly blossomed into an important port.
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