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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- Lightbulb sea squirts, common brittlestars, featherstars of various colours, and northern prawns survey diving passers-by from their rock crevices and ledges.
- Plankton is the bottom rung of the marine ecosystem's long ladder of life, and where there is plenty, marine organisms from brittlestars to whale sharks thrive.
- Common food items are small crustaceans, worms, brittlestars, sea urchins, and snails.
- The main life on the hull plates consists of tunicates and brittlestars.
- But the flowers are not flowers at all, they are crinoids, animals whose closest relatives include the starfish, brittlestars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers - the echinoderms.
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.