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 garden-variety malapropism, substituting compulsion for the similar-sounding word compunction, though the meanings are radically different.
- He fires back with a few choice expletives and some more unimaginative garden-variety trash talk.
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- These last three paragraphs will get you by the usual, garden-variety botany mid-term.
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- What we're seeing in the '00s is a garden-variety spending spree.
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- This is a splendid collection of totem poles, though scattered among them are a few common garden-variety gravestones.
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