In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of plant) tallo masculine(of leaf, flower) pedúnculo masculine(of leaf, flower) tallo masculine(of fruit) rabillo masculine(of fruit) cabito masculine River Plate(of cabbage, lettuce) troncho masculine(of cabbage, lettuce) tronco masculineasparagus stalks — espárragos masculine
- she's got legs like stalks — tiene las piernas como popotes
- Linen is from flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant.
- This gray lump, made from the ashes of stalks of certain plants, contains the alkaline substance that invariably accompanies coca-chewing.
- The seeds and stalks of this useful plant must be imported.
- According to legend the shamrock, with its three leaves on the single stalk, was used by St. Patrick to explain the mystery of the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish.
- They attack young leaves, flower stalks and buds.
- After flowering, the stalks curl into a coil, drawing the seed capsule down on top of the tuber.
- To prepare parsley for chopping, pull leaves from the main stalk.
- In early summer, foot-long flower stalks poke above the mounds of leaves.
- These inconspicuous larvae cling to the stalk of the plant and can easily go unnoticed.
- Exacerbated by warm, humid weather, red blotch infects leaves, flower stalks, blooms and bulb scales.
- In order to get a good grip on the shoot, the leaves were bent upwards and the leaf stalks gripped.
- The main stalk and side shoots are ready for harvest once the flower buds start to form.
- As seeds ripened during the course of the experiment, the inflorescences were harvested by clipping the main stalk of each flowering culm just below the lowermost panicle branch.
- Early plants had mainly green stalks, and it was those with a red tinge which were selected to produce the modern red varieties.
- So if you've still got some of the sunny flowers nodding on their stalks in your garden, borrow some of their petals.
- These fluid-sucking larvae stunted the growth of the plants and damaged the stalks.
- Stir in the borlotti beans and parsley stalks, then add the tomatoes, garlic and stock and bring to the boil.
- Feeding also may continue after emergence as wireworms tunnel into the lower stalk of corn plants.
- Cavities form at the base of the stalk on severely diseased plants.
- Dig and gather a few rhizomes; remove the leaf stalks and the fibrous roots.
- A few weeks later the stalks were head high, and there, where the branches met the main stalk, were little pools of water; perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
- Best control can be obtained when the bugs are above ground on the plant stalks when temperatures are cool or after rain.
- The spinach should have thick leaves with the biggest stalks removed - tedious, I know, but worth it.
- Firmly plant the stalks into sand or vermiculite with most of the leaf blades exposed.
- Ally chewed a grass stalk and listened to the bumblebees.
- Cut off dead stalks and leaves from perennials, then top-dress the beds with 2 to 3 inches of compost and a sprinkling of fertilizer.
- After blooms fade, cut flower stalks close to the ground, leaving healthy green leaves in place to nourish next year's growth.
- Then she plants the stalk in warm, moist soil, where it grows into a full plant.
- When the winter has been mild like this year, the flower stalk will elongate in early March.
- Long, leggy flower stalks indicate insufficient light.
- A couple of weeks before the dramatic colours of autumn begin to appear, a layer of cells starts to grow where the leaf stalk joins the branch.
- Purple loosestrife can grow to 3-9 feet tall with several, square stalks per plant.
- Its heart-shaped leaves float on the water surface and five-petaled white flowers rise on little stalks above the leaves.
- Fruit stalks grow on the canes, not on branches.
- These buds are themselves developing beside the leaf stalk on the shoots as they grow in spring.
- It looks somewhat like a firework the way the slim branches shoot up and out, topped by the yellow flowers on umbrella-like stalks which carry the delicious name of umbels.
- Taking Maggie with her, the two made their way to Adam's home, only to find him kneeling in his vegetable bed, inspecting the base of one of his tomato plant stalks.
- To produce a new plant, each tuber must have an eye (the new growth bud) which appears at the point where the tuber connects to the main stalk.
- Emphasis should be on good soil drainage because free water on the surface may cause decay at the crown or at the bases of the leaf stalks.
- The number of florets on the flower stalk depends on the size of the bulb.
2BritishMotor Vehiclespalanca feminine
- For the driver, the instruments are easy to read and use, although the door mirror control is hidden by a steering wheel stalk, and a bit of fumbling is needed to use it.
- The stalks controlling lights and windscreen wipers are to European standards, with lights to the left and wipers to the right.
- In fact, the car feels solid from tip to toe, from the thick doors to the low-slung seats and including the nicely cushioned stalks on the steering column.
- However, one problem encountered during the test drives was the closeness of the indicator stalk with that controlling the cruise control system.
- The stalk control used to operate the radio also seems less effective then Renault's version.
- The cruise controls mounted on the indicator stalk are hidden by the steering wheel.
- Both indicator and wiper stalks return to the centre point after each prod, making it harder to divine instantly what they have just done or where they are set.
- The only annoyance is that the wiper and light control stalks remain on the Japanese sides of the steering wheel.
- As usual with Saab, the design of the instruments and controls is almost perfect although the cruise control stalk is partly hidden from view.
- The only really hidden item was the stalk with the cruise control, but since I personally dislike cruise control, this was no great loss from my point of view.
- Old British cars used to have an indicator stalk similarly disposed, and it feels entirely natural in such machines.
- All the major controls are to hand, although the fiddly wiper stalk on the left and the indicators on the right caused me to make turns with the wipers going full blast on more than one occasion.
- The first time I indicated, I nearly put the car on cruise control, which is what the visible stalk to the left of the wheel actually does.
- The other controls are familiar to all BMW users, but it was a little too easy to catch the stalk for cruise control when trying to operate the turn indicators.
- Note that the indicator and wiper stalks have a new action that takes time to get used to.
- There are steering column stalks to control the audio and cruise control and expect to find plenty of cubby holes and storage bins.
- These are irritations, but the fact that the lights and wiper stalks have not been swapped to suit European drivers is a real nuisance.
- Sadly the cars come with plastic indicator stalks as standard but once these had been replaced with the stainless steel variety the interior is perfect.
- So from the driver's seat, and looking straight ahead, there are no instruments other than those attached to the steering wheel, such as indicator and lighting stalks.
- My only grumble was with the soft-touch indicator stalk.
1(game/prey) acecharfamine stalks the land — la hambruna asola la región (or el país etc.)
- A cat scales a glass sharp wall and drops beside its shadow under an apple tree, stalking anxious sparrows with the first sun.
- White Fang does not make an uproar, but rather follows quietly, stalking the stranger.
- This time, however, the birds were starting to stir and make noise, and a neighbourhood cat was stalking one in the grass that was already making a grab for a worm or two.
- Finding the evolutionary origin of hominids is a little like stalking big game.
- In addition to breeding calves and colts, Glenn earns a living taking clients out for guided hunts and stalking the occasional problem cat for local ranchers.
- His boots padding against the floor were muffled because of the thick carpet, and he doubted he was making anymore noise than a cat stalking a mouse.
- They envision hunters coming here to stalk elk, loggers to fell selected trees.
- The man approached her like a cheetah stalking its prey.
- He seemed to follow her like an owl stalking its prey, waiting for the right moment to strike.
- The elusive, spotted-coat cats secretly stalk their prey until just the right moment.
- Most of the estates include salmon and trout fishing rights, grouse moors and deer stalking grounds as well as rambling lodges and outbuildings.
- A few large panels portray ancient hunts, with a figure stalking herds of deer.
- They are legitimate game and can be hunted from stands or stalked on foot.
- Not knowing what to expect, they circled around, like cats stalking invisible birds.
- For the first time my dreams changed, I was stalking an antelope in the dry grass, approaching nearer and nearer until I killed it with my sword.
- Besides, there is so much to do that such luxuries as spending hours and hours stalking cats in pursuit of the perfect shot are simply not possible.
- Torrine suddenly had the feeling of a deer being stalked by a hunter.
- She stealthily approached like a leopard stalking an impala.
- He felt a glow of admiration for Whitepaws; she was now stalking the beast at a safe distance as it approached him.
- Their spears were held at the ready, and they took short, cautious steps, like hunters stalking big game.
- And he called for anyone who believes they may have been stalked or followed in the Sharrow area, which is popular among students, to get in touch.
- A jilted lover who had been stalking his former girlfriend after she ended their relationship murdered her before turning the gun on himself.
- Although the case was settled out of court, her father became obsessive, stalking her and paying a private detective to follow her.
- Trinity was hoping that Missy wasn't obsessed with Dustin and stalked him all the time.
- Why haven't they been, you know, stalking the neighbors, basically, to get information?
- He becomes obsessive over his young student, stalking her and falsifying results.
- In Glasgow, appearing twice nightly with Stanley Baxter, she became the target of an obsessed fan who stalked her, writing endless letters.
- Joe tries to shake him off, but Jed stalks him relentlessly, becoming ever more insistent.
- In the meantime I caution you that any further attempts at stalking my client via the interweb will result in the appropriate authorities being notified.
- Oh, and then there was that feeling of being followed, and watched, just stalked every place I went.
- People are terrified of molesters, school shootings, and people stalking women and children.
- Instead of presenting the audience with an intriguing mystery of who is stalking this family and why, it becomes a boring repetition of what psychotic thing this man is going to do next.
- One resident of the town claims to have seen him in these parts before, stalking people - but him swears he's never been there before.
- Hurt and deeply jealous, she stalked him for 18 months causing misery and harassment to the pair.
- People stalk celebrities - and this is just my opinion.
- An obsessed psychologist stalked her ex-lover and his new girlfriend before a Hallowe'en night confrontation ended in murder, a court has been told.
- He's become obsessed to the point of stalking me.
- I chose someone who doesn't know me very well to tell her about me, and she made up a complete story about our meeting in a hot-air balloon and how I stalk people on Franklin Rd.
- He began associating with gangs, using drugs and verbally harassing and stalking young women.
- A number of obsessed fans have stalked her in the UK and made threats against her.
1she stalked off without a word — se fue muy ofendida (or indignada etc.) sin decir palabra
1(in hunting)acecho masculine
- We parked the truck and started a stalk of the goats up shale and alpine forbs slopes.
- This technique, called "glassing" allows the hunter to spot the game from some distance away, then plan out a ambush or stalk.
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