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Last time, we started listing some trees you may come across in Russia. Let us expand that list with five more trees.
We have seen ель (spruce) before as ёлка (“Christmas” tree put up for New Year’s in Russia). This can also be used as a catch-all name for any needled tree if you’re not sure of the species.
Кипарис evokes images of the Mediterranean, although it can be found on the southern regions of Russia, too. A slender person may be compared to кипарис.
The word вяз is related to вязать (to tie together; to knit). Thanks to the 80s horror film Nightmare on Elm Street, my first association is with this word is “Кошмар на улице вязов” (the Russian name of the movie).
Липа (linden) is a tree whose blossoms may be used in an herbal tea. Those blossoms are called липовый цвет. Interestingly, any fake documents, statements, or records are also colloquially called липа.
You may remember this tree from a song we featured on this blog. The word ясень seems to be related to ясный, clear.
What else would you add?
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