In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Dresde masculinebefore noun Dresden china — porcelana de Dresde feminine
- The Maltese is blessed with a hardy constitution, and even though this breed is small, it does not have to be treated like Dresden china.
- The somewhat dusty display case was an inadequate mirror, holding a Dresden tea caddy crammed with antique ink bottles and salt-and-pepper shakers, but he could make out enough of his reflection to realize Al was right.
- Purled off with accuracy and ease, it came closer to the ‘Dresden china’ approach than I should have liked.
- Bookcases line the walls, a fire crackles in the fireplace, Victorian portraits hang on the walls, Dresden china and bric-a-brac clutter the mantelpiece.
- She shot her a grateful half-smile and descended on their boss with a Dresden china cup.
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