In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on sheep)lana feminine
2(from sheep)vellón masculinethe jacket is lined with fleece — la chaqueta está forrada con corderito
- the Golden Fleece — el vellocino de oro
3(artificial)corderito sintético masculineborreguillo sintético masculine Spain
4Clothingforro polar masculine
1informal(defraud)desplumar informalfajar River Plate informal
2(shear)(sheep) esquilar(sheep) trasquilar
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