A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. cod
En estas aguas abunda el bacalao.Cod is plentiful in these waters.
b. codfish
Fuimos de pesca y cogí un bacalao.We went fishing and I caught a codfish.
2. (culinary)
a. cod
Mi mamá siempre me preparaba arroz con bacalao.My mom always used to make me rice with cod.
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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. cod
2. (culinary)
bacalao a la vizcaínaBasque dish of salt cod cooked in a tomato and red pepper sauce
3. (culinary)
bacalao al pil-pilBasque dish of salt cod cooked with olive oil and garlic
bacalao saladosalt cod
4. (fam fig)
Regionalism used in Spain
partir o cortar el bacalaoto call the shots
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1 (pez) cod; codfish
cortar el bacalao to be the boss; have the final say; run the show
¡te conozco, bacalao! I've rumbled you! (familiar)
ser un bacalao to be as thin as a rake
2 (S. Cone) miser; scrooge (familiar)
3 (España) cunt (vulgar)
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