A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (end of a cigarette)
a. cigarette butt
La colilla del suelo estaba mal apagada y seguía echando humo.The cigarette butt on the floor hadn't been put out all the way and was still smoking.
b. cigarette end
El cenicero del restaurante estaba lleno de colillas.The ashtray in the restaurant was full of cigarette ends.
c. cigarette stub
Los barrenderos se encargan de recoger las colillas.The street sweepers are in charge of picking up the cigarette stubs.
d. butt
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Después del concierto el suelo estaba lleno de colillas y vasos de plástico.After the concert the floor was covered with butts and plastic cups.
e. fag end
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Miguel tenía tanto mono de nicotina que estaba fumando unas colillas que había encontrado en el parque.Miguel had such a nicotine craving that he was smoking fag ends he'd found in the park.
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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. (de cigarillo)
a. (cigarette) butt o stub
2. (de puro)
a. (cigar) butt o stub
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cigarette butt; cigarette end; fag end (muy_familiar)
ser una colilla to be past it; be all washed up (familiar)
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