In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(found in gardens)de jardín
2US(ordinary, undistinguished)(normal y) corrientecomún y corrientecomún y silvestre Latin America
- This is a splendid collection of totem poles, though scattered among them are a few common garden-variety gravestones.
- He fires back with a few choice expletives and some more unimaginative garden-variety trash talk.
- This wasn't just your garden-variety assignment, and my students gleaned quite a bit about shape, form, color, sensation of texture, and sculpture principles.
- An ordinary, garden-variety flu bug can kill thousands of people in a year, especially young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems like cancer patients or organ donor recipients.
- What we're seeing in the '00s is a garden-variety spending spree.
- Combine the lack of medical supervision with the mind-set of the garden-variety steroid user, and you have a potentially perilous situation.
- The freshly made dumplings costing NT $50 per bowl are as far removed in both appearance and flavor from the common, or garden-variety, as is possible.
- I bleached the purple stripes out of my bangs and became a garden-variety L' Oreal girl.
- Whether apoptosis turns out to be a feature of garden-variety human emphysema awaits much further study, but these initial observations are provocative.
- I pulled into a nearby car wash and told the attendant to fill it with Super Unleaded and to give me the plain, garden-variety, no-frills, no Spraywax or ArmorAll wash.
- But this room, located in an office complex in Santa Monica, California, nowhere near the beach, is no benign, garden-variety data center.
- Anti Vampire Club membership ranges from pirates to hermitic recluses to your common garden-variety psychopath.
- Considering that an armed sitting duck was better off than the plain old garden-variety sitting duck, he parlayed a Ruger.30 Blackhawk to add to his utility belt.
- He became famous in the late 60's and early 70's as a leader of the American Indian Movement, which was a garden-variety leftist organization of that era.
- Your garden-variety member of the corporate world is well-rehearsed at this game, but I, frankly, am not.
- If I had to pick the most common source of frustration for skeptics, I'd have to choose plain old garden-variety ignorance.
- Federal investigations of members of congress are always a sensitive matter, even when the allegations involve garden-variety criminality.
- It merely retrieves information associated with a person, address, or vehicle, like any garden-variety database query.
- These last three paragraphs will get you by the usual, garden-variety botany mid-term.
- This is a garden-variety malapropism, substituting compulsion for the similar-sounding word compunction, though the meanings are radically different.
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