In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1palmera femininedate palm — palma de dátiles feminine
- before noun palm grove — palmeral
- palm leaf — palma
- The palm fronds stand for victory while the Oriental dragon personifies vigilance and preparedness.
- Ahead is a blaze of green palms, a glint of blue river.
- He uses light and shadows, natural vegetation and bright colors of the tropics to paint Caribbean Victorians and palms.
- This oil is harvested from the kernels of the palm tree, thus the name.
- They even feel attached to the tree or the palm tree that might stand outside their home.
- So I obediently drew two leaves, belonging to a palm tree just beyond the verandah.
- Little Black Cormorants rested in the palms, sporting silvery spots on their backs.
- Slightly shell-shocked, we are led to our hotel nursing sweet memories of swaying palms and grass skirts.
- A thin white line emanates from her mouth, and that line also functions as a distant horizon on which a palm tree grows.
- The well-maintained lawn to the front contains a feature palm tree.
- People sought out these palms because they are symbolic of being somewhere different and fulfil visitors expectations of a tropical location.
- What sticks in my mind is the palm tree and the white shoe.
- The banana plant is a strange growth, which looks like a palm tree, but is not a tree.
- The California Fan Palm is the only palm tree native to western North America and its natural range is farther south.
- A lush boulevard of vibrant flowers and palms served as the centerpiece, and a view of the coast just over the top of its immaculately pruned leaves.
- The Port Elizabeth waterfront is lined with neat wooden villas and small hotels nestling among the palms.
- I sank back against the palm tree, ready to admit defeat.
- The local silver thatch palm, traditionally used for roofing, was supplanted by corrugated tin.
- She was busy sketching out a palm tree at my art desk as we talked.
- Jasmine sat in the shade of a palm tree by the quiet pristine waters of the oasis.
2(leaf, branch)palma feminine
- Albeit there are those latter-day scientists who would tend instead to award the ancestral palm to the lung-fish.
- But there is much more to be said on that score; and there is also the fact that there are those who award the palm elsewhere.
- Note that Jacopo adds something not prescribed - an angel swooping down with a palm, symbol of martyrdom.
- Step forward for a palm of victory.
3also palm crossrama de olivo femininepalma femininemasculine palmón
- I dig my fingernails into the palm of my hand, it wraps into a fist.
- I feel her fingers thrust themselves into my open palm and she makes symbols with them.
- Danny's smile softened and he set one of his palms down on the edge of Victoria's desk, leaning down over her.
- Bruce places his palm on a sophisticated console set into the wall.
- The lopsided star was a little bigger than my palm and silver-ish in color.
- Adriana smiled her thanks and put a third piece of silver in his palm.
- He placed both his palms on the rough wooden table and grinned.
- A soft pressure pushed against his palm symbolizing that the boy was still alive.
- The spike from the fence went through his wrist and into the palm of his hand.
- Support your baby's head with the palm of your hand when you hold him
- His forehead hit the palm of his hand as he bowed his head.
- She tapped the small wooden box against her palm and stared at the orange dust.
- In this test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb.
- His hand shot out to steady himself and his palm landed on the rock with the symbol.
- I love the small of her back and the inside of her wrist and the palm of her hand.
- She pulled down her glove and stared at the red symbol on her palm, a basic crescent insignia.
- She slapped the table two times with her right palm, looking triumphant.
- He reached for her hand, opened it, and placed a silver chain in her palm.
- He let the crystal fall from his finger tips into the palm of his hand.
- For them it makes little sense to think, act, or to take risks if extending your palms is rewarded with a morsel that you can get again tomorrow.
1(hide in hand)(conjuror) hacer desaparecer
- He heard the bedroom door creak open and quickly palmed the note he had found.
- He wasn't going to eat/take the wafer, as it was a bit silly and unnecessary for him to do so, so he discreetly palmed it.
- I palmed the offending items into a napkin and slipped the obscene bundle into my trouser pocket for disposal later.
- All the senior girls in the group were violating dress code with their miniskirts and above-the-midriff tops, and the guys were palming packs of cigarettes, hoping to appear illegally tantalizing.
- The box chirped as it opened to reveal a small program disc which Xavier calmly palmed into his pocket.
- John flicked the keycard he had palmed through the lock and the door slid open to reveal the septic green walls of the silo corridor.
2British informal(steal)birlar informalvolar informal
3Sport(ball) darle con la mano a
- East Stirlingshire keeper Scott Finlay was called into action to deny Allan midway through the second half, palming the midfielder's shot behind for a corner.
- Barry Robson almost gave the home side a late winner with a curling free kick but McKenzie palmed it past.
- Roberts should have done better than shoot tamely wide when more clever work by Moran led to Bracey palming his acute-angled shot into the big striker's path.
- The first, from 30 yards, was well-struck, but the keeper palmed it away and the follow-up from Anthony Ruddy was again smothered by the Erris custodian.
- Veteran keeper, Henry Smith, had denied Miller near the end of the first half by palming a header on to the bar so it was not Miller's, or Morton's, day.
- Last season Marsh pulled off a string of penalty saves and he did not disappoint this time, brilliantly palming away Nick Fisher's spot kick.
- Then it was Robinson's turn to star, flinging himself to the right and palming Paul Gallagher's shot past the post.
- Friedel saves the day when he palms a shot from Parker over the bar.
- It was a gilt-edged chance to break the deadlock but his header from well within the six-yard box was palmed over the bar by Mark Brown in the Inverness goal.
- Robert Douglas dived low to his left and palmed it wide.
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