In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ortiga femininestinging nettle — ortiga (romana)
- to grasp the nettle — coger el toro por los cuernos
- Docken, like dandelion, nettle, ground elder, bindweed and couch-grass belongs to that troublesome group of wild flowers called perennial weeds.
- For instance, there are botanical-based hair colorants rich in herbs such as nettle, sage, red sorrel, rosemary and burdock.
- Almost everyone is familiar with the nettle through its formidable sting, but few know about the important role it plays in the natural world.
- But the beauty of most edible plants - nettles, dandelions, alexanders, fat hen, sorrel - is that they are so prolific they are considered a nuisance.
- These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles, mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.
1molestarirritarshe was somewhat nettled by my remark — mi comentario le molestó / la irritó un poco
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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