vaca
feminine noun
1. cow (animal)
  • estar como una vaca (informal) -> to be as fat as an elephant (gordo)
  • vaca lechera -> dairy cow
  • vaca marina -> manatee
  • vaca sagrada -> sacred cow
  • vacas flacas (informal) -> lean years
  • vacas gordas (informal) -> years of plenty
  • vacas locas -> mad cow disease (enfermedad)
2. beef (carne)

vaca [vah’-cah]
noun
1. Cow. (f)
  • Vaca lechera -> milk-cow
2. Beef. (f)
3. Joint stock of two partners in gambling. (Province; Provinicial) (f)
4. Tanned leather, cowhide. (f)
  • Vaca marina -> sea-cow
verb
5. MANATÍ.
  • Vaca sagrada -> sacred cow
  • Pasar las vacas gordas -> to have a grand time of it
6. Enterprise with profits on and pro rata basis. (Ante Meridian & Latin American) (m)
adjective
1. Vacant.

vaca
1 (Zoología) cow
el mal o la enfermedad de las vacas locas mad cow disease
(los años de) las vacas flacas the lean years
(los años de) las vacas gordas the fat years; the boom years
pasar las vacas gordas to have a grand time of it (familiar)
ponerse como una vaca to get as fat as a pig (familiar)
María se puso como una vaca en la vaciones de Navidad
vaca de leche dairy cow; (Latinoamérica) good business; profitable deal
vaca de San Antón ladybird; ladybug; (EEUU)
vaca lechera dairy cow
vaca marina sea cow; manatee
vaca sagrada también sacred cow
2 (Culin) beef
3 (cuero) cowhide
4 (Latinoamérica) (Com) enterprise with profits on a pro rata basis
5
hacer(se) la vaca (And) to play truant; play hooky; (EEUU)

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