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Words Derived from Place Names

Guess these words whose etymology comes from a place name.
  • All the answers are a SINGLE WORD
  • The words are derived from place names, not equal to place names
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Oct 28, 2016
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Definition
Place
Word
Ground beef
sandwich
German city
Hot dog
German city
Austrian city
Type of swimsuit
Pacific atoll
Type of lunch meat
Italian city
Ball sport
English town
Porcelain
Country
Unconventional and
artistic
Czech region
Cylindrical red hat
Moroccan city
Long race
Greek city
Type of pastry
Country
Mustard
French city
Definition
Place
Word
Health club
Belgian city
Men's formal wear
New York city
Forbidden sexual activity
Biblical city
To kidnap a person for
service on a ship
Chinese city
Paper used in certain
envelopes
Philippine city
Extinct human species
German valley
Fragmentation into
smaller countries
European region
Overly complex
Former Roman city
Sweet, fortified wine
Portuguese city
Homosexual woman
Greek island
Yellow bird
Spanish islands
Answer Stats
Definition
Place
Word
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(66)
Clever quiz...pretty happy w/ 18.
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Jan 31, 2012
(68)
Cool quiz!
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Jan 31, 2012
(31)
100%!!! Surprised myself...
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Jan 31, 2012
(22)
Balkanization, I love that I knew that.
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Feb 1, 2012
(44)
great quiz! learned a lot!
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Feb 1, 2012
(19)
argh i knew the sodomy question had to do with sodom
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Mar 30, 2013
(71)
The canary did not get its name from the canary islands. But rather, the canary islands were so named by King Juba because of the "vast multitudes of dogs of very large size." The island was originally called Canariae Insulae, or "Island of the Dogs." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canary_islands
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Aug 13, 2014
The bird is named for the islands, not vice versa.
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Aug 14, 2014
(68)
The islands were named the Canary Islands after dogs. The birds were then named after the islands, just to confuse etymologists in the future.
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Nov 26, 2015
(70)
Never heard Byzantine used as an adjective. I guess I need to get out more.
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Aug 20, 2014
(69)
It's all Greek to me.
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Aug 31, 2014
(49)
Although I clearly should have gotten bologna, I couldn't get genoa salami out of my head. The clue seems to fit this answer.
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Aug 31, 2014
(70)
Except the caveat which says all answers are one word.
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Apr 2, 2017
(69)
I suppose I missed the Italicized warning about single words but I tried Vienna sausage a couple times.
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Aug 31, 2014
(57)
Me too - Vienna...Viennese...no luck.
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Aug 31, 2014
(61)
Bologna doesn't mean anything to me. But... Parma ham?
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Aug 31, 2014
(43)
Spaghetti Bolognese, Milanese, etc :)
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Aug 31, 2014
(57)
baloney?
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Apr 2, 2017
(61)
Bologna is a sausage similar to mortadella except usually has conspicuous small pieces of lard in the mix. Great for sandwiches.
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Apr 2, 2017
(51)
actually, in Italy, bologna and mortadella are used to define the same product, even if bologna is more used in northern italy, while mortadella is widespread in central/southern italy
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Apr 2, 2017
(1)
I got all right with 4:17 left to spare
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Aug 31, 2014
(60)
Greek pastries is also a possibility.
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Aug 31, 2014
(70)
Do you say, "I'm having a Greek for breakfast?" In the US at least, we call the pastry a Danish as in, "I like to warm my Danish in the microwave before eating."
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Apr 2, 2017
(35)
Bologna? Seriously?? Never heard of eating a bologna in my life! Must be an American thing (like Wieners).
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Aug 31, 2014
(49)
I guess it could be an American thing. It's pronounced "Baloney" and usually sold pre-sliced as a kind of generic lunch meat.
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Aug 31, 2014
(67)
actually...in pennsylvania dutch country it is pronounced bologna for the food...sweet bologna...lebanon bologna
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Sep 2, 2014
(66)
"American things" that were named after European cities. You're probably right, I just find it humorous. :D
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Sep 2, 2014
(69)
hamburgers are also an American thing named after a European city. But there are and always have been a lot of immigrants in America, so stuff gets named after things from other places.
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Apr 2, 2017
(10)
You can add also the Stockholm Syndrome
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Aug 31, 2014
(55)
Sorry but Bolognese is not a lunch meat, it's a type of sauce that you have with Pasta. Also Byzantine is not a former Roman town but a former Empire!!!
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Aug 31, 2014
(70)
It's not bolognese as in the sauce. It's bologna, and it's a type of fermented luncheon meat. In the American south they sometimes eat it fried, but it's usually served as a cold cut on sandwiches - quintessentially on white bread with Miracle Whip or mustard. (All nasty stuff to me now, but the manna of my childhood.)
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Aug 31, 2014
(66)
Is it really fermented? I knew it was lips, "donkey," and other odds-n-ends from pigs and such, but I never knew it was fermented. No wonder that crap is so nasty. :( And, as a child, I always had it on white bread with Miracle Whip. :P
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Sep 2, 2014
(70)
I know Lebanon bologna is fermented, not sure about the other types. Baloney is also called "dog" in some places in the south. My husband is originally from Arkansas and is a nurse. One of the (northern) doctors was calling a psych consult for one of my husband's patients. He asked him why, and the doctor said because the patient told him he wanted a dog sandwich to eat. My husband laughed and told the doctor to order a bologna sandwich for the man. Then the doctor thought they were both crazy.
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Aug 5, 2015
(45)
I wasn't familiar with that meaning of 'dog' (though I'm from the South) but that is a great little story.
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Apr 2, 2017
(47)
I don't even know that there is Manila paper before I've googled it. I'd known only Manila rope.
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Aug 31, 2014
(61)
"I'll never forget that sweet Filipino girl who taught me the position known as: The Manila Envelope" - Arthur (Rip Torn) from the Larry Sanders Show.
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Feb 9, 2015
(65)
I only knew of manila folders.
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Aug 4, 2016
(46)
This was a great quiz, thank you. It was interesting, unusual, well planned and educational. It really made me dredge through my memory banks for some of the answers and I learnt a few things about the answers I did not already know. Thank you
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Aug 31, 2014
(43)
I kept trying frank n furter to no avail...sad day
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Sep 1, 2014
(72)
Great quiz, not sure why I got hung up on danish, but finally got it.
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Sep 2, 2014
(60)
MIssed Balkanization as I kept trying "Balkanize". Perhaps that should be accepted.
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Sep 2, 2014
(55)
I tried that (with an "s" first), thought I must have been wrong so never tried balkanisation. Would be nice to have the shorter version accepted as well.
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Sep 4, 2014
(68)
Agreed - extra syllable -ation is superfluous
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Nov 9, 2015
We'll accept balkanize now.
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Oct 28, 2016
(71)
Byzantine is far more Greek than Roman
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Sep 3, 2014
Nitpicking and debatable at best.
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Apr 4, 2017
(43)
Tried and tried "balkanize" even though the question asked for a noun.
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Sep 4, 2014
(68)
Thought of Badminton before I thought of Rugby... I'm always forgetting that you don't play badminton with a ball. D'oh!
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May 30, 2015
(20)
I kept trying Homo heidelbergensis for extinct human species named after a German place. Maybe accept both answers?
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Dec 23, 2015
(55)
Heidelberg is a city though.
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Aug 31, 2016
(46)
You should accept more variants of "balkanization." I tried several, but couldn't get the specific one you chose.
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Dec 23, 2015
(54)
+1 on Parma Ham Also, Madeira is also a fortified wine named after a Portuguese City.
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May 10, 2016
(39)
'THE CITY WAS BYZANTIUM' - Gunner1104
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Feb 17, 2017
(69)
It's not asking for the city, it's asking for the word derived from the name of the city.
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Apr 2, 2017
(64)
Racked my brain for a country that was also a pastry. Danish? Good quiz!
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Feb 23, 2017
(57)
Which is called wiener brod (Vienna bread) in Denmark, if I'm correct. Really, danishes are very good in Denmark. They should take the credit.
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Apr 2, 2017
(63)
Bit disappointed that "spam" isn't an Italian city...
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Apr 2, 2017
(57)
On the front page: "Another type [of hot dog] is named after a city in Vienna." Vienna is itself a city. You probably meant "a city in Austria".
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Apr 2, 2017
(55)
Interesting quiz. I always thought that the Canary Islands were named after the bird, not the other way around.
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Apr 2, 2017
(65)
They were named after dogs (canis in Latin)
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Apr 3, 2017
(66)
So, all in all, some birds was named after dogs. Wonder if they love the idea.
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Apr 4, 2017
(69)
fes for fez?
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Apr 2, 2017
(65)
Remember -- the answer is the common English word, not its inspiration. As the Drunken Shriner said to some of his fellow conventioneers, "I remember the fez but I can't place the name."
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Apr 2, 2017
(69)
I thought "spa" was a Latin acronym. Sanus per Aquam (health through water)
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Apr 2, 2017
(61)
You've been reading the 'Urban Myth' handbook again.
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Apr 2, 2017
(69)
nah there are just a lot of bad tour guides in Italy.
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Apr 4, 2017
(70)
Spa towns are named after the Belgian town, whose name is probably a relative of "sparse", not an acronym.
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Apr 2, 2017
(69)
that makes more sense.
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Apr 4, 2017
(41)
What about Bratwurst?
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Apr 2, 2017
(29)
Not named after a place but the manner of cooking (brat=fried).
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Apr 5, 2017
(31)
I feel like the clue for Tuxedo should be " New York town". Tuxedo/Tuxedo Park is not a city, and it can obviously be confused as "New York City", which it is not named after.
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Apr 2, 2017
(58)
Stunned that more people didn't get "Byzantine". I guess I'm just really good... :)
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Apr 2, 2017
(70)
I think many, myself included, were thrown off by calling it "formerly Roman."
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Apr 2, 2017
(42)
Most of the ones I missed I could come up with the place, but not the word
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Apr 2, 2017
(20)
You are aware that this is the WORLD WIDE web, right? So why are the most irritating of all subsets of the human species - Americans, making world-visible content with Americanisations? No one but an American would ever call "lunch meat" (what even is that?!?!?) "bologna." You're showing your ignorance. Make generic quizzes next time, not American-specific.
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Apr 3, 2017
(67)
Not American, easy 100%.
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Apr 3, 2017
(38)
And why do we need to cater to you? There are British quizzes on this site as well as quizzes specific to other countries. I don't complain when I can't get the answers. When it's over, I'm glad I learned something new. Maybe if you took off that chip on your shoulder you would, too. If you don't like the quiz, no one is forcing you to take it.
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Apr 5, 2017
(49)
Gee, a hot dog named after a city in Vienna, what could it be?
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Apr 3, 2017
(32)
Type of lunch meat, Italian city.. why not Parma ham, Prosciutto di Parma?
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Apr 4, 2017
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