tojares

English translation: gorse / furze thickets

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Spanish term or phrase:tojares
English translation:gorse / furze thickets
Entered by: Catherine Harrison

16:21 Oct 31, 2004
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Botany / tourism/island vegetation
Spanish term or phrase: tojares
Description of landscape in Galician Atlantic islands: "vegetation of the area: majuelos, rebollos, alcornoques, laureles, brezales y tojares."
Catherine Harrison
Mexico
Local time: 03:04
gorse / furze thickets
Explanation:
It comes from “tojo” (furze or gorse) – like olivar is a bunch of olivos :-)

Spanish tojo (common gorse, furze),
http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/english...

Encontramos aquí jaras y jaguarzos (Cistus spp. y Halimium spp.), brezales (Erica spp.), escobonales y retamares (Cytisus spp., Retama sphaerocarpa), aulagares y ***tojares (Genista spp., Ulex spp.)***, tomillares (Lavandula spp., Thymus spp.), y muchos otros.
http://www.iprocor.org/Informacion-General/corcho/alcornoque...

Furze
Furze \Furze\, n. [OE. firs, As. fyrs.] (Bot.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europ[ae]us), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gorse

FURZE or GORSE
(Ulex europaeus)
Description:
Dark green spiny perennial bush. Young stems green, hairy and ribbed. Older stems with light brownish bark. Leaves reduced to spines, green, with shorter branching lateral spines. Bright yellow pea-like flowers, found along green branchlets near the growing tip. Pods hairy, contains up to six green-brown seeds.

Can form dense spiny thickets, limiting access and excluding pasture and native species.
http://www.adplains.net.au/weed_gorse.htm (photo here, too)
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Local time: 10:04
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gorse / furze thickets


Explanation:
It comes from “tojo” (furze or gorse) – like olivar is a bunch of olivos :-)

Spanish tojo (common gorse, furze),
http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/english...

Encontramos aquí jaras y jaguarzos (Cistus spp. y Halimium spp.), brezales (Erica spp.), escobonales y retamares (Cytisus spp., Retama sphaerocarpa), aulagares y ***tojares (Genista spp., Ulex spp.)***, tomillares (Lavandula spp., Thymus spp.), y muchos otros.
http://www.iprocor.org/Informacion-General/corcho/alcornoque...

Furze
Furze \Furze\, n. [OE. firs, As. fyrs.] (Bot.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europ[ae]us), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gorse

FURZE or GORSE
(Ulex europaeus)
Description:
Dark green spiny perennial bush. Young stems green, hairy and ribbed. Older stems with light brownish bark. Leaves reduced to spines, green, with shorter branching lateral spines. Bright yellow pea-like flowers, found along green branchlets near the growing tip. Pods hairy, contains up to six green-brown seeds.

Can form dense spiny thickets, limiting access and excluding pasture and native species.
http://www.adplains.net.au/weed_gorse.htm (photo here, too)


tazdog (X)
Spain
Local time: 10:04
Native speaker of: English
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