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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...


Växter/PlantsPosted by Gunvor 2011-05-25 12:14:22

Fågelbärsträd, Prunus avium, is ‘wild cherry tree’. Prunus is ‘plum tree’ and avium means ‘of the birds' (genitive pluralis of avis). Cherry is körsbär in Swedish, both stem from Latin ceresia, Greek kerasia with the same meaning.