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English translation: petitjack = petit jacquier??; pourtier = pourpier??

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07:14 Mar 15, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: petitjack, roucoulier, pourtier
The following flower and spice plant names (which might be misspelt) require translation into English.

Thanks!
Igal Gabbay
Local time: 01:24
English translation:petitjack = petit jacquier??; pourtier = pourpier??
Explanation:
back again...
your "petitjack" might be a small 'jacquier' (eng = jack (tree) or jackfruit (tree))... in which case it might be a dwarf jackfruit tree.
Definitions (all from the Petit Larousse illustré again):
jacquier/jaquier: arbre de la famille des moracées (genre artocarpus) cultivé dans les régions tropicales pour ses fruits (jaques)
jaque: fruit du jaquier, riche en amidon, pouvant atteindre 15 kg.

a quick google search revealed that this tree does seem to come in (or be forced into being) dwarf varieties but I didn't go any further than the results page.

your "pourtier" might be a "pourpier"
(eng = purslane (when edible) or portulaca)
Definitions:
pourpier: plante à petites feuilles charnues, dont une espèce est cultivée comme légume et une autre, originaire de l'Amérique du Sud, pour ses fleures à coloris variés (type de la famille des portulacacées)

a quick google search revealed that 'pourpier' seems to have medicinal uses but again I didn't go any further than the google results page...

I'll leave it up to you to do the rest of the research to determine if these suggestions are really what you are looking for.

Good luck...
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LAC
United States
Local time: 17:24
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As a heavy Google user who has no knowledge of French whatsoever I found your reply most helpful.
Thank you very much for the extra effort!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
napetitjack = petit jacquier??; pourtier = pourpier??LAC
naroucoulier = rocouyer ???LAC


  

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19 hrs
roucoulier = rocouyer ???


Explanation:
I'm not having any luck with the other two terms but did find the following plant (could it be the proper spelling of "roucoulier"?):

ROCOUYER = annatto (or anatto) tree
Def.: arbuste de l'Amérique tropicale dont la graine fournit le rocou
Def. of "rocou": pigment rouge-orangé extrait du rocouyer, utilisé comme colorant alimentaire. (from Le Petit Larousse illustré)

I'll keep hunting for the other two on and off...

LAC
United States
Local time: 17:24
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20 hrs
petitjack = petit jacquier??; pourtier = pourpier??


Explanation:
back again...
your "petitjack" might be a small 'jacquier' (eng = jack (tree) or jackfruit (tree))... in which case it might be a dwarf jackfruit tree.
Definitions (all from the Petit Larousse illustré again):
jacquier/jaquier: arbre de la famille des moracées (genre artocarpus) cultivé dans les régions tropicales pour ses fruits (jaques)
jaque: fruit du jaquier, riche en amidon, pouvant atteindre 15 kg.

a quick google search revealed that this tree does seem to come in (or be forced into being) dwarf varieties but I didn't go any further than the results page.

your "pourtier" might be a "pourpier"
(eng = purslane (when edible) or portulaca)
Definitions:
pourpier: plante à petites feuilles charnues, dont une espèce est cultivée comme légume et une autre, originaire de l'Amérique du Sud, pour ses fleures à coloris variés (type de la famille des portulacacées)

a quick google search revealed that 'pourpier' seems to have medicinal uses but again I didn't go any further than the google results page...

I'll leave it up to you to do the rest of the research to determine if these suggestions are really what you are looking for.

Good luck...

LAC
United States
Local time: 17:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 45
Grading comment
As a heavy Google user who has no knowledge of French whatsoever I found your reply most helpful.
Thank you very much for the extra effort!
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