In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1filtro (de amor) masculine literary
- All my life I've been searching for that special scent, that mythical philtre, that would enable me to snare the woman of my dreams.
- Even seminal fluid has been treated as a love philtre or prophylactic in witchcraft, and administered by Aborigines to dying or enfeebled members of their community.
- There's something purely foolish about attending any large gathering of men and women without benefit of some kind of philter or magic dust to blind you and weaken your critical faculties.
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