In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Americans, in general, reserve the name hazelnut for their wild species, and call their cultivated nuts, which are almost all descended from European species, filberts.
- This super-sorter might be used to sort other crops, such as hazelnuts, also called filberts, and wheat, notes Pearson.
- There are now in England numerous named varieties of both cob and filbert.
- A 1960s ranch calls for a contemporary garden with a sculptural plant, such as a Japanese maple or contorted filbert.
- Filberts are easy to grow and very productive.
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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.