In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(blossom)flor feminineno flowers by request — se ruega no enviar ofrendas florales
- to be in floweruncountable — estar en flor
- flower shop — florería
- It is a wonderful sight throughout the summer months as the different species come into flower.
- Nor are cherries the only plants bursting into flower; camellia, iris, lotus and mustard flowers are abundant.
- And every summer the threat to livestock increases as the plant comes into flower in its millions.
- By the end of October or early November they will be back into flower.
- The wood bursts into flower, one last miracle after a lifetime of miracles.
- Like many other giants, they are also wonderful to watch through the season as they keep on growing and then come into flower when more growth would seem impossible.
- I am going to try lifting and transplanting some now, before they come into flower.
- We are into the fourth month of the year, evenings are longer and the warm week we had after Easter has seen blossom trees coming into flower and potted plants in need of regular watering.
- The people in charge of arranging such operations know full well that dandelions come into flower at much the same time as our daffodils and then take over as the daffodils fade away.
- Bulbs planted late in winter come into flower in early summer.
- Previous year's efforts are paying dividends - many plants that we had planted and given up on have finally come into flower.
- Like the rest of the plants in this group, it comes into flower just as the large Rosa mundi, which blooms wonderfully once in June, has faded.
- While outside, I noticed that several spring plants are already well advanced and coming into flower.
- Different types of jasmine come into flower and turn your evenings magical.
- The daffodils seem to have gone over very quickly whilst spring bulbs like bluebells and wood anemones are rushing into flower.
- Although it germinates in May along with everything else, it seldom comes into flower before September, and if the weather is cold and wet it may not come into flower at all.
- Tubers were harvested on August 17, just as the plants were coming into flower and before the tubers were fully mature.
- Be kind to the trees and they will bloom into flower for you and attract a flock of honeysuckers and a swarm of bees.
- It has far outlasted the bowls of hyacinth and narcissi that came into flower at the same time.
- Because the protective coating needs time to break down, it takes longer to germinate than petunia seed in its natural state and, in consequence, comes into flower later.
1.2(plant)flor femininebefore noun flower garden — jardín (de flores) masculine
- As for calculation of the selfing rate, self-pollination was with pollen from other flowers of the same plant.
- Beetles did not move to unopened flowers as long as petals were covered by sepals.
- In the field the plants displayed many flowers at full anthesis.
- I didn't see anything but green plants, brightly coloured flowers, and brown earth.
- These plants have pale yellow flowers with five petals and are insect pollinated.
- Rose petals, lavender flowers, mint leaves and many other parts of plants are made into tea.
- The pistil and the stamen of the flowers are the specialized organs responsible for the reproductive processes.
- Anthers were isolated from flowers at anthesis and pollen grains were collected.
- Males produce only staminate flowers with stamens and no vestigial pistils.
- The bisexual flowers generally consist of carpels and staminodes inserted on the same whorl.
- Pistillate flowers are polymorphic for dehiscence and sepal number.
- The phenology index was calculated as the proportion of flowers with dehiscent stamens.
- Unisexual flowers with three white petals produce numerous stamens or carpels and both present floral nectar.
- The sun poured gently down onto a flat stone, surrounded by brightly coloured flowers.
- Ethylene production from whole flowers, petals, and the gynoecium (ovary plus styles) was examined at a given time of senescence.
- These cells may then become a new branch, or perhaps on a flower become petals and stamens.
- Even the number of petals on a flower can change after leaf removal.
- At your feet you may see Dianella, a low growing plant which has white flowers with three petals.
- Closed flowers were stripped of sepals, petals and anthers just prior to stigma maturity.
- Though you might not guess it by looking at them, they are flowering plants, producing numerous tiny flowers without showy petals.
2literary(finest part)the flower of the nation/army — la flor y nata del país/ejército
- he died in the flower of his youth — murió en la flor de la edad / de la juventud / de la vida
- First up to bat, then, is the flower of the British press, the Sun, which claims to have identified the intern in question and talked to her parents.
- ‘Of course I would forgive you, you are my youngest daughter, the flower of our family,’ Christiana cried.
- From a country with only 3.5 million people, the troops - the flower of Albania's youth - represent the best Albania has to offer.
- However, through no fault of the weapons designers, France did indeed send the flower of her youth off to war in August of 1914 armed with the obsolete Lebel M1886 - M93.
- The Croats were defeated and left the flower of their nobility on the field.
- But Shanley is simply the flower of the sexual libertinism that our culture advocates in a million voices.
- For the resurrection of this Isis, the Simphonie du Marais spared no effort, bringing together some excellent players and the flower of French Baroque singing.
- It certainly is an evocative month for visiting Flanders, where the flower of European youth died in a morass of mud and blood in the First World War.
- No-one had been so consistently maniacal throughout the entire tournament or spilt more blood as he single-handedly destroyed the flower of Britain's youth.
1Botanyflorecerflorear Mexico Chile
- Along the roadside were trees flowering gloriously, chiefly the magnificent African Tulip, with its spectacular orangey-red flowers.
- The caragana bushes would flower along the sidewalks; buildings would be painted the morning after a happy event.
- Trees have flowered on the study plot in January in the past four years; fruits become mature by the following September and fall in October through December.
- In the cool spring of 1996, mild in comparison to 1814, apple trees flowered as late as early June..
- The tired, sun-burnt hills of summer have awoken with a new, hopeful greenness and the catalpa trees are flowering with huge white orchid-like flowers in the village squares.
- The rose bush is flowering although it's still having a little trouble with aphids, which I used for target practise with my squirt gun yesterday.
- It flowers twice in the year, and it is the fully grown but still closed buds which are harvested to be dried and marketed.
- Seedlings can be purchased in a relatively advanced stage of growth which means they will be flowering for Christmas.
- Unable to stand the sight of the lover who left her, the tree flowers only at night and sheds them like tear-drops before the sun rises.
- In some cases, the name simply implies that the species flowers earlier than other similar plants.
- As native shrubs finish flowering, snip the dead flowers off with the secateurs.
- After the almond trees flowered in February he pruned them to take out central sprouts to make them easier to harvest.
- My suggestion to him was there are so many coral trees flowering that perhaps the birds just can't cover them all.
- Twenty-seven trees flowered in the first year but only 18 did so in the second.
- Dad had looked so lost when he joined our group at my sister's front gate on Monday, when Sue was talking to Alison about the oleanders which grow and flower so fully in the summer.
- Each spring a pear tree will flower on the banks of the River Foss in York in memory of Miss Stuttle, who was a former pupil at Huntington School.
- The daffodils and the cherry trees flowering in the spring are the most popular feature on postcards or calendars, but the Gardens are worth visiting in all seasons.
- One of the unlikely results of warmer seasons is that, because many trees and grasses are flowering earlier and over a longer period, there has been an increase in the length of the hay fever season.
- Winter barley now has ears fully emerged and is flowering.
- From Katherine to Darwin, growers are reporting a 40 per cent increase in tree flowering.
2flowering present participle(plant/shrub/tree) que da floresa summer-/spring-flowering plant — una planta que florece en verano/primavera
- flowering maple — abutilón
3(reach maturity)alcanzar la plenitud formal
- Despite, or perhaps thanks to, the U.S. embargo of that rhythmically rich island, Cuban culture has flowered into exotic fruition in an isolated hothouse.
- The naughty twinkle she displayed in films such as Ghostbusters has flowered into a comic touch that knows no fear of shame.
- We're hoping that school will help these interests develop and flower, but, of course, we do not know.
- If this was meant as an insult, it soon flowered into prophesy.
- Since then, it has flowered into a dynamic forum to access, understand, and research the rapidly mushrooming field of Indian Literature in English, as well as to translate regional literature.
- Under his aegis, the department of Gandhian Studies flowered into a bright, vibrant one, drawing students from not just all over the country, but from all over the world.
- Still later, it flowered into the variegated cities and states of the Middle Ages.
- Kiernan's acquaintance with Faiz in Lahore flowered into a life-long friendship.
- This way, he gets the chance to disprove my theory that the FA had the right idea but got the wrong man and also to enable this generation, as good technically as any in the world, to flower fully.
- This high school has now flowered into a big Technical Institute.
- The crowds were slow enough in the early stages and it took some years for the venue to flower into one of the best known halls in the province.
- He saw a faint ripple in the tides of the force as silver unfolded within him and flowered into furious life.
- When she offered herself to him out of gratitude, David gently declined her offer until gratitude flowered into the maturity of love.
- Somehow it all circles back to Melvin Van Peebles, whose independent moviemaking dream has flowered into so many others.
- Haan proposes that some primal ideas from a Mantuan fable involving an apple tree and a covetous neighbor flowered into an epic inspiration for Milton.
- As she grew, she flowered into the most beautiful woman Egypt had ever seen.
- This allowed those who wanted to flower and develop in an entirely new political context.
- Since then, however, it has flowered into a truly remarkable society.
- I met her the last time about a year or so ago, and she had really flowered into a beautiful, mature friendly married young woman.
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