suché skořápkové plody

English translation: (dry) nuts

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Czech term or phrase:suché skořápkové plody
English translation:(dry) nuts
Entered by: Martin Mraz

18:51 Sep 20, 2011
Czech to English translations [PRO]
Food & Drink / government decree on food requirements
Czech term or phrase: suché skořápkové plody
Hi, I'm translating a Czech government decree on requirements for fresh fruit and vegetables, processed fruit, etc. One of the terms is "suché skořápkové plody", which literally translated "dry shell fruit". In other words, true botanical nuts plus nuts in the culinary sense such as peanuts, pine nuts, etc.

My question is, even though "nuts" is not botanically a correct translation, it is the most widely used term, and "dry shell fruit" sounds just clumsy to me. Since this is legislation, one could make the case that accuracy is important, but I think that one could probably also find plenty of examples of English legislation that uses the term in the general sense.

Any advice/opinions appreciated.
Martin Mraz
Czech Republic
Local time: 21:40
(dry) nuts
Explanation:
EU legislation uses "nuts" for "skořápkové plody"

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Zbyněk Táborský
Czech Republic
Local time: 21:40
Grading comment
Thanks for the feedback... I ended up using "dry shell fruit" because there it included coconuts too... but I think in less formal cases nuts would be just fine...
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(dry) nuts


Explanation:
EU legislation uses "nuts" for "skořápkové plody"




    Reference: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/Notice.do?mode=dbl&lang=cs&ihmlang=...
Zbyněk Táborský
Czech Republic
Local time: 21:40
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Grading comment
Thanks for the feedback... I ended up using "dry shell fruit" because there it included coconuts too... but I think in less formal cases nuts would be just fine...

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Reference information:
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Maria Chmelarova
Native speaker of: Slovak
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