In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- 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.
- 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.
- The sweeping drive of the Coach Road to Milnerfield were planted with laurel, yew and holly, still surviving today.
- Their adaptive radiation occurred in the Eocene when palms, figs, lipid-rich laurels, and other extant families were prominent.
- Trees well suited to the periodically inundated floodplain include live oak, laurel oak, American elm, and water locust.
- The spice used for culinary purposes is from the dried bark of the laurel tree.
- Ironically while it won't grow here, its close relative the camphor laurel grows only too well.
- 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.
- 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.
- Any evergreen rhododendron or mountain laurel will provide a touch of leafy green.
- His remedy for gout was a poultice of green laurel and honey mixed with the lard of a male pig.
- Its flora is dominated by ferns, pines, Sequoia, laurels, and Platanus.
- Mountain laurel and pink rhododendron peek out of the woods, while black-eyed susans and sweet peas brighten the roadside.
- For how long will the laurel leaves smell sweet?
- 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.
- Something about paper walls, I think, about archery, and a good deal about evergreen laurel, myrtle and wild camellia.
- Among the invasive species found here and there are Brazilian peppertree, guava, laurel fig, melaleuca, Old World climbing fern, and strangler fig.
- Behind a laurel bush, Adriana stripped and lowered herself into the water.
- 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.
- I crawled to the back end of the mountain laurel thicket.
- As she passed through the gate she was surprised to see someone lurking among the laurel bushes.
- Holly, cherry laurel, hawthorn and yew provide undercover.
- I'm also looking at cherry laurel or wax myrtle as a privacy hedge.
- Because not all plants we buy in nurseries are sun hardened, it's nice to shade your new plants with some camphor laurel branches.
- Other than the occasional patch of mountain laurel, it was a very thinly wooded area.
- The wall became so badly eroded that the town council was forced to plant a screen of laurel bushes to hide it.
- Rhododendron and laurel form dense thickets of glossy green.
- A multiple planting permit might be given without fee to anybody scoring a Moreton Bay fig or camphor laurel.
- A fastidious little cough from the dark side of the laurel bush interrupted her daydreams.
2laurels pl(glory)laurelesto look to one's laurels — no dormirse sobre sus (/ mis etc. ) laureles
- to rest on one's laurels — dormirse sobre sus (/ mis etc. ) laureles
- 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.
- The club members participated in many inter-school competitions and won laurels to the school.
- His experiments in bronze sculpture were deep-rooted and won laurels.
- The same conductor later won laurels for his interpretations of Sibelius.
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