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παυλόσυκο -> prickly pear
« on: 02 Sep, 2008, 12:40:13 »
παυλόσυκο -> prickly pear (cactus fruit)

Ορολογία της Κέρκυρας για το φραγκόσυκο. Έχω ακούσει να το λένε και «παυλούκο».

Opuntia ficus-indica has been introduced to Europe and flourishes in areas with a suitable climate, such as the south of France, southern Italy, Sicily where they are referred to as fichi d'India (Indian figs), along the Struma River in Bulgaria, in Southern Portugal and Madeira where they are called tabaibo or "Indian figs", and eastern and southern Spain as well as Gibraltar where they are known as chumbo or higo chumbo ("chumbo fig"). In Greece it grows in such places as Corfu and its figs are known as frangosyka (French figs) or pavlosyka (Paul's figs). The figs are also grown in Cyprus, where they are known as papoutsosyka (shoe figs). The prickly pear also grows widely on the islands of Malta where it is enjoyed by the Maltese as a typical summer fruit (known as Bajtra tax-Xewk) as well as being used to make the popular liqueur known as Bajtra. The prickly pear is so commonly found in the Maltese islands that it is often used as a dividing wall between many of Malta's characteristic terraced fields in place of the usual rubble walls. The prickly pear was introduced to Eritrea during the period of Italian colonisation between 1890 and 1940. It is locally known there as Beles and is abundant during the months of late summer and early autumn (late July - September). The Beles from the holy monastery of 'Bizen is said to be particularly sweet and juicy.
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παυλόσυκο -> prickly pear
« Reply #1 on: 02 Sep, 2008, 14:42:41 »
Να πω ότι εδώ στην Κεφαλονιά τα λέμε μπαρμπαρόσυκα

... και είναι γεμάτος ο τόπος από δαύτα:-)

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παυλόσυκο -> prickly pear
« Reply #2 on: 02 Sep, 2008, 14:44:07 »
Από την επιχείρηση Μπαρμπαρόσα ή μήπως επειδή είναι κοκκινογένικα;
Όπως και να λέγονται, τα τσακίζω :)