In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shrub, tree)mirto masculine
- Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.
- When growing Mediterranean herbs, such as myrtle or bay, in containers, it is best to use a soil-based compost with extra grit.
- Within its protective cover, he built gleaming palaces and gardens perfumed with roses, jasmine and myrtle.
- A heady, often impenetrable mix of shrubs, herbs and wild flowers, such as lavender, myrtle, marjoram and thyme, its elusive scent permeates everything from the wine to the honey.
- When I moved into my bungalow about 20 years ago, I inherited a shrub which I was given to understand is a myrtle: it is a bushy evergreen with small, dark green, glossy, pointed leaves.
2US(periwinkle)hierba doncella femininevinca (pervinca) feminine
- If you were daring, you might plant myrtle (periwinkle).
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