the brier, Erica arborea.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of tree heath
First recorded in 1770–80
Words nearby tree heath
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British Dictionary definitions for tree heath
another name for briar 1 (def. 1)
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