Burra Maluca wrote:This part of Iberia certainly does love its vegetables!
Portugal is famed for it's leafy pottery. Here's a couple of pieces I picked up locally. I'm a little nervous of what people might think of me now if I display those grelos nabs too prominently. Are they considered rude? I'm guessing the pickle dish is supposed to be some kind of bush cabbage.
Apparently most anatomical parts have Portuguese colloquial names of various fruits and vegetables, but I'm having difficulty getting anyone to give me a definitive list. I'll update as I find them out.
Do any other languages do this?
Burra Maluca wrote:bush cabbage
STIFF COCK (Diospyros Crassenevis): This native of the Bahamas has strong-smelling leathery leaves which are used to make a tea that is claimed to be the herbal form of Viagra.
COCKHOLD HERB (Bidens Connata): A plant with yellow daisy-like flowers produced in late summer and autumn. The tufted seeds attach to fur and clothing to aid their spread.
Family Jewels Milkweed
This is a tree-like milkweed from South Africa that grows quickly during the warmer months. Latin name asclepias physocarpus, the plant forms small mauve and white star-shaped flowers that grow in clusters, which then make way for hairy green round-shaped seedpods.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Imagine the jokes if some young fellow wanders aimlessly around the farmers market, because he can't find or figure out what to do with this vegetable. 😂