English: Walking cane, staff, rod
English: Bishop’s crosier
Xitla – Alcea rosea
English: Common hollyhock
Skond il-Miklem Malti ta’ E.S.I = ‘Arblu żgħir tal-qala’ tal-pupress’
English: Small jib/mast for bowsprit sails
English: A worked piece of wood used to make a frame
English: small jib, mast for side sails
English: Ploughman’s stick, with which he used to prod the animal pulling the plough and also scrape the soil off the plough.
Shepherd’s staff – used as an aid for walking over difficult terrain and also to prod animals when necessary.
Branch stripped of its leaves, shoots etc and used as a staff or cane by shepherds.
- Sprig, sprout, twig.
- stick made from a branch of a tree, staff.
Ploughman’s stick (used to prod the animal pulling the plough as well as to clean the ploughshare.)
Expression: `the rod of the family’ refers to the father as head and mainstay of the family.