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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. (culinary)
a. garlic
El doctor me dijo que el ajo es bueno para el corazón.The doctor told me that garlic is very good for the heart.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. garlic
2. (culinary)
ajo blancocold garlic soup
ajo tiernogreen stalk of young garlic plant
3. (colloquial)
¡ajo y agua!too bad!, tough!
4. (fig)
andar o estar en el ajoto be in on it
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1 (Botánica) (Culin) garlic
un ajo a clove of garlic; (salsa) garlic sauce
¡ajo y agua! you've just got to put up with it!
harto de ajos ill-bred; common
(tieso) como un ajo high and mighty; stuck-up (familiar)
estar como el ajo (S. Cone) to feel miserable
andar en el ajo
estar en el ajo
(involucrado) to be mixed up in it; (enterado) to be in on the secret
revolver el ajo to stir up trouble
ajo tierno young garlic
2 (palabrota) swearword; oath; curse
echar ajos y cebollas
soltar ajos y cebollas
to swear like a trooper; let fly (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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