In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tree)árbol desmochado masculine
- Hoopoes breed across most of Europe, except Scandinavia, favouring open country and clumps of old trees including pollard willows, meadows orchards and olive plantations.
- Continue along the path with the river and lines of oak pollards on your left, and the grazed meadow, which is rich with wild herbs in the summer, on your right.
- Its interest is that within it survive all the elements of a medieval forest: great timber trees, coppice woods, pollards, scrub, grassland and fen, deer and cattle, and a rabbit warren.
2Zoologyanimal descornado masculine
- In some cases such pollards have small horny growths in the skin where their horns would be.
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