In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Suitable specimens include the rubber plant, Ficus elastica ‘Decora’; weeping fig, Ficus benjamina; Dracaena marginata ‘Tricolor’, poinsettias and African violets.
- My shed would probably therefore have a desk, a wireless router, a mouse, bookshelves, a comfy chair, and lots of plants - hanging baskets, rubber plants, window boxes, ivy up the walls.
- I grew up fifty miles down the road and I found the house completely familiar - chintz chairs with doilies on the arms, a rubber plant in the corner.
- Tyres are no longer manufactured from rubber plants but from synthetic materials produced from crude oil.
- Plants apparently go out of fashion and Chris and Geoff talked about not being able to buy a rubber plant anywhere in Alice Springs even though they grow really well here.
- She's directed over to a small waiting area, where she sits by a somewhat oppressive fake rubber plant and stares down at the uppermost form - a list of questions relating to her current health status.
- In The Fortian of 1935 he took revenge on his dreary neighbourhood by transforming its geraniums, rubber plants and terracotta roofs into the stuff of aesthetic verse.
- By the fire doors another couple sat, sheltered beneath the foliage of a large, artificial rubber plant.
- Founded by freed American slaves in the mid-1800s, Africa's first republic was once among its richest countries, with vast fields of gems and valuable groves of hardwood trees and rubber plants.
- The British had imported rubber plants to Malaya in 1877.
- The strip will be planted with a combination of food, fruit and rubber plants.
- The homey Sunday depicts an easy chair draped with a Navajo-style rug and positioned beside a bluish rubber plant, with hints of sky through a rear window: one can imagine sections of the New York Times scattered about the floor.
- I sat with my back against the wall, partially hidden behind a large rubber plant, which was probably just as well given my state of mind.
- As a rule of thumb, it's hard to go wrong with classics like the parlour palm, dracaenas, rubber plants, aspidistra, cacti, succulents and the umbrella plant.
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