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aguijón

aguijón(
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gee
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hohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal anatomy)
a. stinger
El aguijón de las avispas es diferente al de las abejas.The wasp stinger is different from that of bees.
b. sting
El escorpión paralizó a la tarántula con su aguijón.The scorpion paralyzed the tarantula with its sting.
2. (botany)
a. thorn
Adriana cortó una rosa y le quitó los aguijones.Adriana cut a rose and removed its thorns.
b. spine
La planta tiene varios aguijones en los tallos.The plant has many spines on the stems.
c. prickle
Se me enganchó la camiseta en un aguijón de la planta.My t-shirt got stuck one of the plant's prickles.
3. (long, pointy stick)
a. goad
El granjero azuzaba a los bueyes con su aguijón.The farmer prodded the oxen with his goad.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(impetus)
a. stimulus
Las críticas de mi entrenador fueron los aguijones que necesité para entrenar más y mejorar.My coach's criticisms were the stimuli I needed to train harder and improve.
b. stab
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Cuando lo vi besando a Carla, sentí el aguijón de los celos.When I saw him kissing Carla, I felt a stab of jealousy.
c. sting
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Ricardo sintió el aguijón de la lujuria cuando vio a Leticia.Ricardo felt the sting of lust when he saw Leticia.
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aguijón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de insecto, escorpión)
a. sting
2. (vara afilada)
a. goad
3. (estímulo)
a. spur, stimulus
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aguijón
1 (puya) goad; [de insecto] sting; [de planta] prickle; spine
dar coces contra el aguijón to kick against the pricks; struggle in vain
2 (incitación) stimulus; incitement
el aguijón de la carne sexual desire
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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