In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(edible mollusc)abulón masculineoreja marina feminineoreja de mar feminineloco masculine Chile
- My brother and I would walk through the pools at low tide and fish for paua and crayfish.
- The rocks there abound with crayfish, paua, mussels, kina, maomao and snapper.
- The pair were in possession of more than three times the recreational daily limit of paua and kina.
- Wild pigs, crayfish and paua were plentiful and used to supplement the food supply.
- Some people go diving and catch crayfish and occasionally paua.
2(mollusc shell)concha de abulón feminineconcha de oreja marina feminineconcha de loco feminine
- One strikingly beautiful gown is made of bubble wrap and organza, and another pairs paua shells and feathers.
- They were made by her brothers and sisters with paua and handmade paper.
- The shop has a good selection of New Zealand souvenirs at reasonable prices including jade and paua items.
- The Maori elements are to be found in the bands of symmetrically ordered paua shell inlay, a customary ceremonial and artistic material.
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