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Not sure whether this should be in the gardening, recipes or language thread!

Herbs are easy to grow and if you are buying seeds or plants in Spanish garden centres it is handy to know their names in Spanish:

Mint: Menta verde (spearmint), hierbabuena (peppermint)
Coriander: Cilantro
Thyme: Tomillo (common thyme), serpillo (lemon thyme). Also called tremoncillo, estremoncillo
Tarragon: Estragón (m.), estragón ruso (Russian tarragon)
Sweet cicely: Perifollo oloroso
Sorrel: Acedera
Savory: Satureja de jardín, saborija (summer savory); ajedrea (winter savory)
Sage: Salvia
Rosemary: Romero
Parsley: Perejil (m.) (flat-leaved); perejil rizado (curly-leaved)
Marjoram: Mejorana, mejorama, mayoran, manjerona
Oregano: Orégano, mejorana sylvestre
Lovage: Levístico, apio de monte, apio de montaña
Horseradish: Rábano picante
Fennel: Hinojo, fenollo, hierba santa, hinojo de Florencia
Dill: Eneldo, aneldo, anetaverón, hinojo hediondo
Chives: cebollinos
Bay: Laurel (m.)
Basil: Albahaca (sweet), albahaca fina (bush)
Lemon balm: Melisa, toronjil, hierba de limón

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Not sure whether this should be in the gardening, recipes or language thread!

Herbs are easy to grow and if you are buying seeds or plants in Spanish garden centres it is handy to know their names in Spanish:

Mint: Menta verde (spearmint), hierbabuena (peppermint)
Coriander: Cilantro
Thyme: Tomillo (common thyme), serpillo (lemon thyme). Also called tremoncillo, estremoncillo
Tarragon: Estragón (m.), estragón ruso (Russian tarragon)
Sweet cicely: Perifollo oloroso
Sorrel: Acedera
Savory: Satureja de jardín, saborija (summer savory); ajedrea (winter savory)
Sage: Salvia
Rosemary: Romero
Parsley: Perejil (m.) (flat-leaved); perejil rizado (curly-leaved)
Marjoram: Mejorana, mejorama, mayoran, manjerona
Oregano: Orégano, mejorana sylvestre
Lovage: Levístico, apio de monte, apio de montaña
Horseradish: Rábano picante
Fennel: Hinojo, fenollo, hierba santa, hinojo de Florencia
Dill: Eneldo, aneldo, anetaverón, hinojo hediondo
Chives: cebollinos
Bay: Laurel (m.)
Basil: Albahaca (sweet), albahaca fina (bush)
Lemon balm: Melisa, toronjil, hierba de limón
good idea - here are a few others - & spices


Garlic Ajo
Caraway Alcaravea
Anise Anís
Cardamom Cardamomo
Vanilla Vainilla
Sesame Seed Ajonjolí
Poppy Seed Adormidera
Saffron Azafrán
Ginger Jengibre
Onion Cebolla
Mustard Seed Mostaza
Cloves Clavo





that's all I can think of at the mo

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good idea - here are a few others - & spices


Garlic Ajo
Caraway Alcaravea
Anise Anís
Cardamom Cardamomo
Vanilla Vainilla
Sesame Seed Ajonjolí
Poppy Seed Adormidera
Saffron Azafrán
Ginger Jengibre
Onion Cebolla
Mustard Seed Mostaza
Cloves Clavo

that's all I can think of at the mo
I've also seen sésamo used for sesame.

Would love to find some fenugreek/asafoetida as it is brilliant with spinach and acelgas and the supply I bought from the UK has almost run out. The dictionary says alhova but I just get blank looks when I ask for that.

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Luckily the most universally asked for herb has the same name in all languages.

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Well, I know at least ten names for it! It's a long time since I cooked with it though ...

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is that on your balcony?

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Not sure whether this should be in the gardening, recipes or language thread!

Herbs are easy to grow and if you are buying seeds or plants in Spanish garden centres it is handy to know their names in Spanish:

Mint: Menta verde (spearmint), hierbabuena (peppermint)
Coriander: Cilantro
Thyme: Tomillo (common thyme), serpillo (lemon thyme). Also called tremoncillo, estremoncillo
Tarragon: Estragón (m.), estragón ruso (Russian tarragon)
Sweet cicely: Perifollo oloroso
Sorrel: Acedera
Savory: Satureja de jardín, saborija (summer savory); ajedrea (winter savory)
Sage: Salvia
Rosemary: Romero
Parsley: Perejil (m.) (flat-leaved); perejil rizado (curly-leaved)
Marjoram: Mejorana, mejorama, mayoran, manjerona
Oregano: Orégano, mejorana sylvestre
Lovage: Levístico, apio de monte, apio de montaña
Horseradish: Rábano picante
Fennel: Hinojo, fenollo, hierba santa, hinojo de Florencia
Dill: Eneldo, aneldo, anetaverón, hinojo hediondo
Chives: cebollinos
Bay: Laurel (m.)
Basil: Albahaca (sweet), albahaca fina (bush)
Lemon balm: Melisa, toronjil, hierba de limón
Very handy this thread - although would have liked to have seen it last Christmas when I was given the new Jamie Oliver cookbook, but still very useful.

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