In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ornamentaldecorativothe handle is purely for ornamental purposes — el asa es solo decorativa / solo sirve de adorno
- ornamental plant — planta ornamental
- The estate includes a 17th century deer park with a herd of fallow deer, and ornamental gardens.
- Precious stones of every hue sparkled and flashed from ornamental designs in brass, copper, silver and gold.
- My favourite feature here, however, was a set of ornamental toilet bowls decorated with blue-ink drawings.
- The ornamental decoration of Spanish Hebrew Bibles is only one of the many echoes of this interaction.
- Customs officers have seized two ornamental swords - Chinese and Japanese.
- The well-maintained gardens contain ornamental areas and a productive fruit and vegetable plot.
- All but tansy have grey leaves, which makes them useful accents in ornamental gardens.
- It is an eight-storeyed structure with outer walls of ornamental stone work similar to the Vidhana Soudha facade.
- There were sunken gardens and ornamental ponds, rose pergolas and formal hedges.
- A garden created to form rockeries with flower beds, lawn, large ornamental pond, fountain and woodland paths.
- Their walk had led them to a large ornamental fountain, and Fenikkusu sat upon its lip.
- After much soul-searching, she scattered his remains in a huge ornamental urn in the gardens of her Didsbury home.
- She held up a very pretty medium-sized ornamental fan with a wood handle and wood blades.
- The plan is to restore the principal garden features including the lost lake, the massive dam wall and the ornamental fruit and flower garden.
- The garden was originally laid out in the 1740s as an ornamental flower and fruit garden.
- Books, postcards, ornamental and decorative pieces, curiosities and some plain junk.
- These may have been ornamental porcelains intended to be used as table decorations.
- Remove weeds from ornamental borders and top-up decorative mulches
- They are either painted or executed in pen and limited to the area of ornamental decoration.
- There are numerous rambling barns and outhouses, and the gardens and two ornamental lakes are exquisite.
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