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PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2018 5:53 am 
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Periodically, I'd like to list some plants that are naturalized here in The States in hope that someone might translate them to their Irish names (preferably what the plants are called in the Connemara area-if they are found in Connemara). Thanks!

Here's my first installment:
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

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PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2018 10:27 am 
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Brús Liam wrote:
Periodically, I'd like to list some plants that are naturalized here in The States in hope that someone might translate them to their Irish names (preferably what the plants are called in the Connemara area-if they are found in Connemara). Thanks!

Here's my first installment:
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) lus na meala líomóide
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) lus an phiobair
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) cartlainn gharraí


Those are the standard names according to the dictionary. I have no idea if they'd be any different in Connemara. Bríd Mhór would know.

(Edited to correct typo)


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PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2018 11:03 am 
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I'd only know the dictionary definition too.

I think most people would only know the names of the common flowers, those that grow naturally in Ireland, otherwise we just use the English name. My mother was the expert on flowers not me.


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