A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (curl on the forehead)
a. spit curl
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Sabes quién siempre lleva un caracolillo en el pelo? Superman.You know who always wears a spit curl in his hair? Superman.
b. kiss-curl
Mi bisabuela se casó en los años treinta y en las fotos de su boda trae un caracolillo en la frente.My great-grandma got married in the thirties, and she's wearing a kiss-curl on her forehead in her wedding photos.
2. (coffee grain)
a. peaberry
La verdad me supo igual el café de caracolillos que el de los granos normales de café.For me, the coffee from peaberries tasted the same as the one from regular coffee beans.
3. (flower)
a. snail flower
Los caracolillos hacen que nuestro jardín se vea mucho más hermoso.Snail flowers make our garden look much more beautiful.
b. corkscrew flower
Había mariposas revoloteando sobre los caracolillos del jardín.There were butterflies flitting above the corkscrew flowers in the garden.
4. (botany)
a. corkscrew vine
Tardé mucho en conseguir las semillas de caracolillo, pero finalmente las pude plantar.It took me a long time to get corkscrew vine seeds, but I could finally plant them.
b. snail vine
El muro trasero de la casa está cubierto de caracolillo.The back wall of the house is covered with snail vines.
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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. (café)
a. pea-bean coffee
2. (en la cara)
a. kiss curl
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