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From Cheddar Cheese to Lyme Disease: 26 Things Named After Places

8 Jul
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From Cheddar Cheese to Lyme Disease: 26 Things Named After Places

You know the names. You might not know where they came from.
Things named for places — Some are obvious, some not so much. Here are a few more that I know:
Jodpur (pants) — India
Madras (fabric/print) – Spain
Cordovan (color) – Spain
Cashmere — Cashmir/Kashmir
Habanero – Havana
Manila (paper/color) – Phillipines….. Add yours!
Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/122385#ixzz204uHKpn1
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