PLANT NAMES IN ROMANIAN AND ENGLISH – A CONTRASTIVE APPROACH PUBLISHEDOana Boldea
The present paper studies the names of various plants that grow in Britain and Romania. The aim of the research is to discover the various mechanisms that are put into action when naming plants, namely what criteria are used when giving a plant its name. As we could see, sometimes the name provides information as to what practices were used involving that plant (that is the function of the plant, which can be medicinal, religious or practical). At other times, the name gives a description of the flower in question, or tells about its whereabouts.
common name; Latin name; lexical equivalent