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cogollo
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cogollo(
koh
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goh
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yoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (growth of a plant)
a. shoot
Tras unos días sobre un disco mojado de algodón, empezó a crecer un cogollo de la semilla.After some days on a wet cotton pad, a shoot started growing from the seed.
b. sprout
Planté un cogollo de cinco centímetros en un tiesto y a los pocos días le salieron las primeras hojas.I planted a five-centimeter sprout in a flowerpot and after a few days it started growing leaves.
2. (undeveloped stem)
a. bud
Cuando sea primavera, de estos cogollos nacerán las hojas del árbol.When spring comes, the leaves of the tree will come out of these buds.
3. (center of a leafy vegetable)
a. heart
Me gusta utilizar cogollos de lechuga para preparar ensaladas porque son muy tiernos.I like to use the lettuce hearts in salads because they are very soft.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(downtown)
a. center
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El hotel está en pleno cogollo de Nueva York y por eso es tan caro.The hotel is right in the center of New York and that is why it is so expensive.
b. centre (United Kingdom)
El cogollo de Londres está tan transitado que es imposible no encontrar atascos.The centre of London is so busy that it is impossible not to find some traffic jam.
5. (finest)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. best part
El cogollo de la película son los efectos especiales del principio.The best part of the movie are the special effects in the beginning.
b. cream
El cogollo del mundo artístico estaba presente en la apertura de la galería.The cream of the art world was present at the gallery opening.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bottom line)
a. heart
No entiendo el cogollo de tu idea si no me lo explicas mejor.I can't understand the heart of your idea if you don't explain it better.
b. crux
El cogollo del asunto es que tenemos que atraer a clientes adinerados para ganar más dinero trabajando menos.The crux of the matter is that we have to attract wealthy clients if we want to earn more money and work less.
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cogollo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de lechuga)
a. heart
2. (brote)
a. shoot
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cogollo
1 (Botánica) [de lechuga, col] heart; [de árbol] top; (Latinoamérica) [de caña de azúcar] sugar-cane top; (brote) shoot; sprout;
2 (lo mejor) best part; cream
el cogollo de la sociedad the cream of society
3 [de asunto, problema] heart; crux; [de ciudad] centre; center; (EEUU)
4 (Caribe) (sombrero) straw hat
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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