In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Some items are curios, such as a necklace of peccary teeth and a piranha jaw fashioned into a cutting tool.
- She glanced across at her large fish tank, where two piranhas swam back and forth.
- Two well-known fish with multiple rows of teeth are piranhas and sharks.
- I would rather throw myself to piranhas than have that reputation.
- You become fish bait to the school of piranhas circling around.
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