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colín
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “collins” in the sense shown in 3).
colín(
koh
-
leen
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. breadstick
Estos colines son de queso y orégano y aquellos no tienen gluten.These are cheese and oregano breadsticks and those are gluten free.
2. (animal)
a. bobwhite
El colín abunda en la Península Ibérica, a pesar de no ser una especie autóctona.The bobwhite is common in the Iberian Peninsula, in spite of not being native to it.
3. (tool)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. cane knife
Me encantaba ver como los jornaleros cortaban la caña con sus colines.I loved watching day laborers cutting the canes with their cane knives.
b. machete
Utilizando colines, los exploradores se abrieron paso a través de la maleza.Using machetes, the explorers forced their way through the undergrowth.
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colín
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. breadstick
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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colín
(Caribe) cane knife
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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