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"Elote" is a noun which is often translated as "corncob", and "mazorca" is a noun which is often translated as "ear". Learn more about the difference between "elote" and "mazorca" below.
elote(
eh
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loh
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (maize cob)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. corncob
Me encantan los elotes asados.I love roasted corncobs.
b. ear of corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pon a hervir los elotes con un poco de sal.Set the ears of corn to boil with a bit of salt.
2. (maize)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sweetcorn
El elote es un alimento muy popular en México.Sweetcorn is a very popular food in Mexico.
b. corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Podemos ponerle también elote a la ensalada.We can also add corn to the salad.
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mazorca(
mah
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sohr
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany)
a. ear
Los granjeros secaron las mazorcas de trigo y centeno.The farmers dried the ears of wheat and rye.
2. (central core of an ear of corn)
a. cob (with or without kernels)
Separa los granos de la mazorca con un cuchillo afilado.Remove the kernels from the cob with a sharp knife.
b. corncob (with or without kernels)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los cerdos devoraron las mazorcas que les tiró el granjero.The pigs devoured the corncobs the farmer threw to them.
c. ear of corn (with kernels)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hierve las mazorcas por cinco minutos.Cook the ears of corn in boiling water for five minutes.
d. ear of maize (with kernels) (United Kingdom)
Ensarté la mazorca en un palo y la tosté sobre la fogata.I put the ear of maize on a stick and toasted it over the campfire.
3.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(sewing)
a. cop
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Hay que sacar la mazorca del huso ya.It's time to take the cop off the spindle.
Mazorca
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (politics)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. the Mazorca
La Mazorca usaba el terror para intimidar a los que se oponían a Rosas.The Mazorca used fear to intimidate those who opposed Rosas.
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