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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
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Definition
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level 67
Jan 31, 2012
Clever quiz...pretty happy w/ 18.
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level 68
Jan 31, 2012
Cool quiz!
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level 31
Jan 31, 2012
100%!!! Surprised myself...
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level 22
Feb 1, 2012
Balkanization, I love that I knew that.
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level 44
Feb 1, 2012
great quiz! learned a lot!
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level 19
Mar 30, 2013
argh i knew the sodomy question had to do with sodom
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level 72
Aug 13, 2014
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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level ∞
Aug 14, 2014
The bird is named for the islands, not vice versa.
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level 70
Nov 26, 2015
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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level 72
Aug 20, 2014
Never heard Byzantine used as an adjective. I guess I need to get out more.
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level 70
Aug 31, 2014
It's all Greek to me.
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level 52
Aug 31, 2014
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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level 72
Apr 2, 2017
Except the caveat which says all answers are one word.
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level 70
Aug 31, 2014
I suppose I missed the Italicized warning about single words but I tried Vienna sausage a couple times.
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level 61
Aug 31, 2014
Me too - Vienna...Viennese...no luck.
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level 61
Aug 31, 2014
Bologna doesn't mean anything to me. But... Parma ham?
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level 43
Aug 31, 2014
Spaghetti Bolognese, Milanese, etc :)
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
baloney?
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level 63
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 58
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 1
Aug 31, 2014
I got all right with 4:17 left to spare
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level 60
Aug 31, 2014
Greek pastries is also a possibility.
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level 72
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 35
Aug 31, 2014
Bologna? Seriously?? Never heard of eating a bologna in my life! Must be an American thing (like Wieners).
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level 49
Aug 31, 2014
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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level 68
Sep 2, 2014
actually...in pennsylvania dutch country it is pronounced bologna for the food...sweet bologna...lebanon bologna
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level 66
Sep 2, 2014
"American things" that were named after European cities. You're probably right, I just find it humorous. :D
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level 70
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 10
Aug 31, 2014
You can add also the Stockholm Syndrome
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level 55
Aug 31, 2014
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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level 72
Aug 31, 2014
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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level 66
Sep 2, 2014
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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level 72
Aug 5, 2015
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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level 46
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 44
May 1, 2017
Byzantium was a Greek colony, then a Roman city, before it was the capital of an Empire, so it fits.
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level 47
Aug 31, 2014
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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level 61
Feb 9, 2015
"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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level 65
Aug 4, 2016
I only knew of manila folders.
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level 48
Aug 31, 2014
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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level 43
Sep 1, 2014
I kept trying frank n furter to no avail...sad day
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level 72
Sep 2, 2014
Great quiz, not sure why I got hung up on danish, but finally got it.
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level 60
Sep 2, 2014
MIssed Balkanization as I kept trying "Balkanize". Perhaps that should be accepted.
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level 55
Sep 4, 2014
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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level 68
Nov 9, 2015
Agreed - extra syllable -ation is superfluous
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Oct 28, 2016
We'll accept balkanize now.
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level 75
Sep 3, 2014
Byzantine is far more Greek than Roman
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Apr 4, 2017
Nitpicking and debatable at best.
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level 43
Sep 4, 2014
Tried and tried "balkanize" even though the question asked for a noun.
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level 70
May 30, 2015
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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level 31
Dec 23, 2015
I kept trying Homo heidelbergensis for extinct human species named after a German place. Maybe accept both answers?
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level 57
Aug 31, 2016
Heidelberg is a city though.
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level 46
Dec 23, 2015
You should accept more variants of "balkanization." I tried several, but couldn't get the specific one you chose.
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level 54
May 10, 2016
+1 on Parma Ham Also, Madeira is also a fortified wine named after a Portuguese City.
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level 41
Feb 17, 2017
'THE CITY WAS BYZANTIUM' - Gunner1104
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level 70
Apr 2, 2017
It's not asking for the city, it's asking for the word derived from the name of the city.
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level 66
Feb 23, 2017
Racked my brain for a country that was also a pastry. Danish? Good quiz!
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 65
Apr 2, 2017
Bit disappointed that "spam" isn't an Italian city...
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 55
Apr 2, 2017
Interesting quiz. I always thought that the Canary Islands were named after the bird, not the other way around.
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level 67
Apr 3, 2017
They were named after dogs (canis in Latin)
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level 70
Apr 4, 2017
So, all in all, some birds was named after dogs. Wonder if they love the idea.
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level 70
Apr 2, 2017
fes for fez?
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level 66
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 70
Apr 2, 2017
I thought "spa" was a Latin acronym. Sanus per Aquam (health through water)
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level 63
Apr 2, 2017
You've been reading the 'Urban Myth' handbook again.
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level 70
Apr 4, 2017
nah there are just a lot of bad tour guides in Italy.
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level 72
Apr 2, 2017
Spa towns are named after the Belgian town, whose name is probably a relative of "sparse", not an acronym.
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level 70
Apr 4, 2017
that makes more sense.
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level 40
Apr 2, 2017
What about Bratwurst?
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level 33
Apr 5, 2017
Not named after a place but the manner of cooking (brat=fried).
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level 39
Apr 2, 2017
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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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
Stunned that more people didn't get "Byzantine". I guess I'm just really good... :)
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level 71
Apr 2, 2017
I think many, myself included, were thrown off by calling it "formerly Roman."
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level 42
Apr 2, 2017
Most of the ones I missed I could come up with the place, but not the word
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level 27
Apr 3, 2017
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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level 69
Apr 3, 2017
Not American, easy 100%.
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level 38
Apr 5, 2017
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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level 54
Apr 3, 2017
Gee, a hot dog named after a city in Vienna, what could it be?
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level 45
Apr 4, 2017
Type of lunch meat, Italian city.. why not Parma ham, Prosciutto di Parma?
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