caliche

caliche(
kah
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lee
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cheh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (geology)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. caliche
En el desierto de Atacama se acumula gran cantidad de caliche.A huge amount of caliche gathers in the Atacama Desert.
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caliche
1 (Latinoamérica) saltpetre bed; caliche; (terreno) nitrate-bearing ground
2 (S. Cone) (jalbegue) crust of whitewash which flakes from a wall
3
echar un caliche to have a screw (vulgar)
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