A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (seawater animal)
a. crab
La Isla de Navidad es famosa por las diversas especies de cangrejos que viven en ella.Christmas Island is famous for the different species of crab that live on it.
El cangrejo salió de su hueco en la arena.The crab came out of its hole in the sand.
2. (freshwater animal)
a. crayfish
En el verano comemos cangrejos de río frescos.In the summer, we eat fresh crayfish.
b. crawfish
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Siempre echo unos cangrejos en la barbacoa para mí porque no como carne.I always throw some crawfish on the barbecue for me because I don't eat meat.
3. (illness)
Regionalism used in Cuba
a. cancer
No se ha encontrado una cura para el cangrejo de seno.A cure for breast cancer has not been found.
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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. crab
cangrejo de ríocrayfish
1 [de mar] crab; [de río] crayfish
está más rojo que un cangrejo (por el sol) he is as pink o red as a lobster
avanzar como los cangrejos to make little headway
2 (Náutica) gaff
3 (And) (idiota) idiot; (granuja) rogue; crafty person
4 (Latinoamérica) (misterio) mystery; enigma
5 (moneda) 25-peseta coin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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