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choclo

choclo(
choh
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kloh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (botany)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El choclo se siembra generalmente en la primavera.Corn is generally sown in spring.
b. maize (United Kingdom)
El choclo necesita mucha agua, por lo que hay que regarlo constantemente.Maize needs a lot of water, so it has to be watered constantly.
2. (kernels)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. corn
Mamá, ¿podemos ponerle choclo a la pizza?Mom, can we have corn on the pizza?
b. sweetcorn (United Kingdom)
Para esta receta se puede utilizar choclo de lata.You can use tinned sweetcorn for this recipe.
3. (cob)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. corncob
Estaba tan hambrienta que dejé el choclo sin un solo grano.I was so hungry that I didn't leave a single kernel on the the corncob.
4. (footwear)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. brogue
Mauricio se compró unos cómodos choclos de piel para el trabajo.Mauricio bought a pair of comfortable leather brogues for work.
b. shoe
A Alicia los choclos ya le quedan pequeños; tendremos que comprarle más.Alicia's shoes are too small for her; we'll need to get her some more.
5. (lengthy discourse)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. screed
¡Qué aburrimiento de conferencista! Solo leyó del choclo aburrido que tenía delante sin levantar la mirada.What a boring speaker! He just read from the boring screed he had in front of him without looking up.
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choclo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (maíz)
a. maize
b. corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
choclo
1 (zueco) clog
meter el choclo (México) to put one's foot in it
2 (México) low-heeled shoe
choclo
1 (Latinoamérica) (Agr) (planta) maize; corn; (EEUU) (mazorca) corncob; (granos) sweetcorn
2 choclos (S. Cone) [de niño] (brazos) children's arms; (piernas) children's legs;
3 (And)
un choclo de algo a group of sth; a lot of sth
4 (S. Cone) (dificultad) difficulty; trouble; (molestia) annoyance; (carga) burden; task
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