In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Environment Agency has been giving nature a helping hand by re-introducing water crowfoot plants into the River Coln near Whelford.
- It's hardly a river, a few yards wide but very clear, and swirling with water crowfoot that will flower in the summer.
- Whitewater crowfoot and the tiny aquatic mosquito fern grow in the water, while monkeyssflower is common nearby.
- We go down to a circular pond, speckled yellow and white with water crowfoot, and take the valley base to Cote Head Farm which looks nice and has friendly farmers.
- Cream violet and littleleaf crowfoot are common on the stream banks.
- But fly-fishers claim mute swans are stripping these rivers of water crowfoot, an aquatic plant crucial to trout and the insects they eat.
- This is the first record of Ranunculus parviflorus (stickseed or small-flowered crowfoot) from the District of Columbia.
- The river is designated as a European Special Area of Conservation for its water crowfoot communities but, like many of England's rivers and lakes, it is failing to meet the Government's environmental targets.
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.