A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (culinary)
a. artichoke
Pedí una pizza de pepperoni y otra con alcachofas y prosciutto.I ordered a pepperoni pizza and another one with artichoke and prosciutto.
De aperitivo comimos una salsa de alcachofas con pan de pita.We had an artichoke dip with pita bread as an appetizer.
2. (botany)
a. artichoke
Cultivé alcachofas en el huerto, pero se me murieron todas.I grew artichokes in my garden, but they all died.
3. (part)
a. shower head (of a shower)
La alcachofa de la ducha está obstruida por la cal.The shower head is blocked with limescale.
b. sprinkler (of a watering can)
Con esta alcachofa el agua sale en chorros más amplios.This sprinkler shoots the water in wider streams.
c. rose (of a watering can) (United Kingdom)
Se aconseja quitarle la alcachofa a la regadera para regar las orquídeas.It is advisable to take the rose off the watering can to water the orchids.
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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. (planta)
a. artichoke
2. (pieza; de regadera)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. rose, sprinkler
3. (de ducha)
a. shower head
1 artichoke
alcachofa de (la) ducha shower head
alcachofa de regadera rose
3 (Rad) microphone
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