Usage note
This word must begin with a capital letter and must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (history)
a. Malinche
La Malinche se desempeñó como intérprete e intermediaria para Hernán Cortés.Malinche acted as an interpreter and intermediary for Hernan Cortes.
el malinche, la malinche
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Honduras
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
a. Royal Poinciana
El malinche da flores de color rojo intenso.Royal Poincianas produce bright red flowers.
b. Flamboyant
Las malinches sobrevivieron a la sequía.The Flamboyants survived the drought.
3. (betrayer)
Regionalism used in Honduras
a. traitor
En el batallón hay un malinche que saboteó la misión.There's a traitor who sabotaged the mission in the battalion.
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(México) mistress of Cortés
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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