In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Cookingespecie de brazo de gitano cocido al vapor
- Bangers and mash and roly-poly pudding were on the menu and prizes were presented by Mayor, Councillor Barbara Shone for the most authentic costumes.
- Formerly roly-poly pudding was boiled in a pudding cloth; but the skill of enclosing a pudding of this shape in a cloth has now mostly been lost.
- Everything was cooked in the one utensil; the square of bacon, amounting to little more than a taste each; cabbage, or other green vegetables, in one net, potatoes in another, and the roly-poly swathed in a cloth.
- They will be cooking chicken rogan josh followed by apple and cinnamon roly-poly in the final.
- The list of puddings included deep pan apple pie, jam roly-poly and treacle sponge.
2British informal(fat person)gordito masculinegordita femininegordinflón masculine informalgordinflona feminine informal
- Played by two women, their portrayal of the huffy, roly-poly cartoon-like Russians was very amusing.
- She is the mother of three roly-poly, jolly children, and the wife of a roly-poly, not-so-jolly butcher.
- Despite the copious amounts they can pack away, roly-poly types are less common than lanky or athletic builds, sometimes with the equine features of their symbol.
- With Phys Ed cut from public school curriculum in favor of computer class, physical activity among today's roly-poly kids is down.
- Rick was getting out of the shotgun seat and a roly-poly man with glasses was getting out of the driver's seat.
- This could have been played seriously as in a caper film and worked much better than the roly-poly actor stumbling around trying to pull off the job for comic effect.
- An old lady with a roly-poly figure waddled her way over to me and gave me a friendly smile.
- The others were all middle-aged roly-poly bearded guys.
- The roly-poly, laughing baby who, come to think of it, looks remarkably like a little Buddha.
- First we popped in on a roly-poly Alsatian farm wife and watched her brewing outrageously smelly Munster cheese to the accompaniment of tub-thumping Bavarian music.
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