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2014-10-09 12:26:27

LISSE, The Netherlands, October 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, 9 October, the Executive Board of Keukenhof planted the first bulbs for a flower mosaic of Vincent Van Gogh. 2015 will be the Year of Van Gogh, and Keukenhof will be marking the occasion by honouring the famous Dutch artist. The highlight of this Van Gogh-themed year will be the flower mosaic based on a self-portrait by the artist. The mosaic will measure 250 square metres and is planted using...

2011-03-23 13:05:00

LISSE, Netherlands, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Bettina Wulff, spouse of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, has officially opened the 62nd edition of the world famous international flower exhibition Keukenhof. Accompanied by her husband Mr. Christian Wulff and the Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, as well as many other dignitaries, she baptized a newly bred, beautiful colored tulip, named after her. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/NY70434 )...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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