In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(soft mass)papilla femininepasta femininepasteta feminine informal
- She woke to a groggy headache; her mind felt like mush and her eyes were refusing to obey her as she lay for perhaps ten minutes, waging a war that she really didn't care to win.
- And more importantly, he avoids turning all this into sentimental mush.
- I wanted bountiful heaps of chocolate fudge cake but instead received melted cups of mush.
- I see the autumn harvests, frozen into black knots in the trees, the berries and fruit, left rotting on the floor and then all mush turned to ice on hard ground.
- The streets are dirty mush, black ice on the road and slippery sidewalks.
- The ground was like mud - inches of ashes and mush.
- It's a sticky situation, alright: how do you make a funny, feel-good holiday movie that doesn't fall into the trap of turning into sentimental mush as soon as things start to get good?
- The chips were fine, but the deep-fried tube of pink mush was not an experience to be quickly repeated.
- Dripping with sincerity, it descends into mawkish mush with all the profundity of a group hug.
- The last of the summer's flowers are mush, all the leaves have fallen off the maple and my chrysanthemums are looking a sorry sight.
- The basic meal consists of a staple starch prepared as a sort of mush, eaten with a sauce that contains vegetables and meat or fish.
- The green leaves are cooked to a soft mush, and although tasty, the texture might be too much like purée for some.
- The centre was completely rotten and the inner wood little more than mush.
- A fairly decent-sized potato mush was topped with thin slivers of steak and then crowned with blue potato crisps.
- The poached eggs are perfectly cooked but the chef is over generous with the Hollandaise which collects in a large pool on the bottom of the plate, further guaranteeing that the bread base is nothing but mush.
- In the camp's acute ward, a young man lies chained to his bed, being fed protein-and-vitamin mush through a stomach tube inserted via a nostril.
- His dark hair, a little long, his grey eyes, and those dimples she saw when he grinned at her the day before… The combination can make the knees of any red blooded woman into mush.
- They are sitting, in sweltering silence, in a drab Fifties dining room, contemplating plastic tubs of brown mush - a bottle of red wine providing the only festive touch.
- These spacecraft scooped up mush and dirt and analysed it for biological activity.
- I snapped the hard outer crust and observed a softer kernel consisting of unidentifiable mush with what looked like carrots and bean skins protruding from it.
- I also cooked down some apples into apple mush so that we can use that in a smoothie today.
- The cards, covered in pastel colors and sentimental mush, were of the lovey-dovey variety.
- As I took my shower, I prayed that I wasn't going to have to do much thinking because my brain felt like mush.
- Since there is a fine line between firm chunks and a sudden collapse into mush, avoid adding water.
2(corn meal) mush — harina de maíz cocida en leche
3informal(sickly sentimentality)the movie is just mush — la película es de una sensiblería empalagosa
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