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 — palmera datilera feminine
- before noun palm grove — palmeral
- palm leaf — palma
- They even feel attached to the tree or the palm tree that might stand outside their home.
- The well-maintained lawn to the front contains a feature palm tree.
- A thin white line emanates from her mouth, and that line also functions as a distant horizon on which a palm tree grows.
- 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.
- So I obediently drew two leaves, belonging to a palm tree just beyond the verandah.
- He uses light and shadows, natural vegetation and bright colors of the tropics to paint Caribbean Victorians and palms.
- I sank back against the palm tree, ready to admit defeat.
- The Port Elizabeth waterfront is lined with neat wooden villas and small hotels nestling among the palms.
- The banana plant is a strange growth, which looks like a palm tree, but is not a tree.
- Slightly shell-shocked, we are led to our hotel nursing sweet memories of swaying palms and grass skirts.
- What sticks in my mind is the palm tree and the white shoe.
- Little Black Cormorants rested in the palms, sporting silvery spots on their backs.
- Ahead is a blaze of green palms, a glint of blue river.
- This oil is harvested from the kernels of the palm tree, thus the name.
- The palm fronds stand for victory while the Oriental dragon personifies vigilance and preparedness.
- People sought out these palms because they are symbolic of being somewhere different and fulfil visitors expectations of a tropical location.
- 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.
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.
- Note that Jacopo adds something not prescribed - an angel swooping down with a palm, symbol of martyrdom.
- 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.
- Step forward for a palm of victory.
3also palm crossrama de olivo femininepalma feminine(en España) palmón masculine
- 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.
- Adriana smiled her thanks and put a third piece of silver in his palm.
- I feel her fingers thrust themselves into my open palm and she makes symbols with them.
- The spike from the fence went through his wrist and into the palm of his hand.
- Danny's smile softened and he set one of his palms down on the edge of Victoria's desk, leaning down over her.
- I dig my fingernails into the palm of my hand, it wraps into a fist.
- 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.
- In this test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb.
- She tapped the small wooden box against her palm and stared at the orange dust.
- 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.
- He reached for her hand, opened it, and placed a silver chain in her palm.
- She pulled down her glove and stared at the red symbol on her palm, a basic crescent insignia.
- He let the crystal fall from his finger tips into the palm of his hand.
- A soft pressure pushed against his palm symbolizing that the boy was still alive.
- He placed both his palms on the rough wooden table and grinned.
- She slapped the table two times with her right palm, looking triumphant.
- The lopsided star was a little bigger than my palm and silver-ish in color.
- Bruce places his palm on a sophisticated console set into the wall.
1(hide in hand)(conjuror) hacer desaparecer
- 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.
- He heard the bedroom door creak open and quickly palmed the note he had found.
- I palmed the offending items into a napkin and slipped the obscene bundle into my trouser pocket for disposal later.
- 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.
- 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.
2British informal(steal)birlar informalvolar informal
3Sport(ball) darle con la mano a
- Robert Douglas dived low to his left and palmed it wide.
- 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.
- 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.
- Then it was Robinson's turn to star, flinging himself to the right and palming Paul Gallagher's shot past the post.
- Barry Robson almost gave the home side a late winner with a curling free kick but McKenzie palmed it past.
- Friedel saves the day when he palms a shot from Parker over the bar.
- 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.
- 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.
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