Words which are also place names


First published in May 2009

Word Definition
alaskaa kind of dessert.
berlina four-wheeled covered carriage.
canadaa narrow canyon.
boliviaa soft fabric.
congoa kind of black Chinese tea.
cyprusa thin transparent black fabric like crepe.
devonone of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the county of Devon
etnaa vessel for heating liquids.
florencean ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III.
genevaa spirit distilled from grain and flavoured with juniper berries.
hollanda coarse plain-woven cotton or linen.
javaa type of coffee.
kenta leaping or punting pole
madrasa fine plain-woven cotton or silk.
manilaa kind of fibre used for making rope.
orleansa variety of plum.
oxforda soft durable plain-woven cotton.
parisa plant, herb Paris, once used as a narcotic.
rhinea drainage channel.
rhonea roof-gutter.
russiaa fine brownish-red leather, used esp. in bookbinding.
sarka shirt, a chemise.
somerseta somersault.
sumatraa short, violent squall in or near the Straits of Malacca, coming from Sumatra.
texasan upper structure on a river steamer.
ulstera loose, long overcoat.
wantagea deficiency; a shortage.
warsawa marine fish, the black grouper of the southern coasts of the United States.
wigana stiff plain-woven cotton.
yalea fabulous heraldic beast.
zairethe standard monetary unit of Zaire.