In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Among the invasive species found here and there are Brazilian peppertree, guava, laurel fig, melaleuca, Old World climbing fern, and strangler fig.
- Because not all plants we buy in nurseries are sun hardened, it's nice to shade your new plants with some camphor laurel branches.
- I'm also looking at cherry laurel or wax myrtle as a privacy hedge.
- I crawled to the back end of the mountain laurel thicket.
- For how long will the laurel leaves smell sweet?
- Mountain laurel and pink rhododendron peek out of the woods, while black-eyed susans and sweet peas brighten the roadside.
- A fastidious little cough from the dark side of the laurel bush interrupted her daydreams.
- From its subterranean source, the Wekiva meanders slow and clear past waving sawgrasses and under a moss-draped canopy of oak and laurel and longleaf pine.
- Covering an area of 4,330 square metres with a lawn in front and a garden behind, the building is surrounded by evergreen camphor laurels.
- The spice used for culinary purposes is from the dried bark of the laurel tree.
- We found the netting, and added a cluster of potted hebes and one further laurel to our plant collection, along with three huge plastic sacks of compost and mulch.
- Their adaptive radiation occurred in the Eocene when palms, figs, lipid-rich laurels, and other extant families were prominent.
- The wall became so badly eroded that the town council was forced to plant a screen of laurel bushes to hide it.
- The sweeping drive of the Coach Road to Milnerfield were planted with laurel, yew and holly, still surviving today.
- Other than the occasional patch of mountain laurel, it was a very thinly wooded area.
- Ironically while it won't grow here, its close relative the camphor laurel grows only too well.
- With the doors and windows sealed, the air should be purified by sprinkling perfumes and scents and by burning aromatic woods such as laurel, myrtle, rosemary and cypress.
- They planted a spring flowering cherry tree, two buddleia bushes and a laurel bush, along with daffodil bulbs.
- As she passed through the gate she was surprised to see someone lurking among the laurel bushes.
- Any evergreen rhododendron or mountain laurel will provide a touch of leafy green.
- A multiple planting permit might be given without fee to anybody scoring a Moreton Bay fig or camphor laurel.
- Rhododendron and laurel form dense thickets of glossy green.
- Holly, cherry laurel, hawthorn and yew provide undercover.
- There were some scattered trees, but it was mostly meadows of green grass, laurel bushes and the river seemed to be humming its own gurgling tune.
- His remedy for gout was a poultice of green laurel and honey mixed with the lard of a male pig.
- Something about paper walls, I think, about archery, and a good deal about evergreen laurel, myrtle and wild camellia.
- Behind a laurel bush, Adriana stripped and lowered herself into the water.
- Rich in Native American and pioneer history, the Appalachian Highlands boast an amazing plant diversity - from laurel to flowering dogwood - and more than 200 different kinds of birds.
- Trees well suited to the periodically inundated floodplain include live oak, laurel oak, American elm, and water locust.
- Its flora is dominated by ferns, pines, Sequoia, laurels, and Platanus.
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- His experiments in bronze sculpture were deep-rooted and won laurels.
- The same conductor later won laurels for his interpretations of Sibelius.
- The club members participated in many inter-school competitions and won laurels to the school.
- Over the years, he has won several laurels competing in international events in Japan, Australia, and the United States.
- ‘I would be more than happy if some latent talent is spotted in this event and would go on to win laurels at the highest level,’ was his observation on the occasion.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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.