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English translation: butterbush

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Italian term or phrase:pitosforo
English translation:butterbush
Entered by: Ilde Grimaldi
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10:57 Nov 24, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: pitosforo
bath water fragrance
ray rushton
butterbush
Explanation:
never heard of :-)

pitosforo
vedi pittosporo.


pittosporo
nm (bot) (Japanese) pittosporum
1 pittosporo dell’Australia butter-bush.

pittosporo
m.
(bot., Pittosporum tobira) butterbush.


pittosporo o, diffuso ma meno corretto, pitosforo
[comp. del gr. pítta ‘pece’ (di orig. indeur.) e -sporo: detto così dalla polpa resinosa che racchiude i semi; a. 1965]
s. m.
· Pianta ornamentale, arbusto con foglie persistenti lucide e fiori bianchi molto profumati, resistente alla salsedine, molto diffuso nei centri balneari (Pittosporum tobira).

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Ilde Grimaldi
Local time: 16:34
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4 +3butterbush
Ilde Grimaldi


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
butterbush


Explanation:
never heard of :-)

pitosforo
vedi pittosporo.


pittosporo
nm (bot) (Japanese) pittosporum
1 pittosporo dell’Australia butter-bush.

pittosporo
m.
(bot., Pittosporum tobira) butterbush.


pittosporo o, diffuso ma meno corretto, pitosforo
[comp. del gr. pítta ‘pece’ (di orig. indeur.) e -sporo: detto così dalla polpa resinosa che racchiude i semi; a. 1965]
s. m.
· Pianta ornamentale, arbusto con foglie persistenti lucide e fiori bianchi molto profumati, resistente alla salsedine, molto diffuso nei centri balneari (Pittosporum tobira).



Ilde Grimaldi
Local time: 16:34
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 208

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roberta Anderson: in my area they used it for hedges; when it blossoms, it smells a bit like jasmin, but not as strong.
1 hr

agree  Angela Arnone: yes, they do here too (poor man's gelsomino perhaps?)
14 hrs

agree  Floriana: as I child, my cousins and I used to have great fights with the berries. Great projectiles!
2 days 5 hrs
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