el cordoncillo
See the entry for cordoncillo.


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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. spiked pepper
Ese aroma viene del cordoncillo en el jardín.That scent's coming from the spiked pepper in the garden.
b. matico
Se cree que las hojas de cordoncillo pueden prevenir infecciones.It is believed that matico leaves can prevent infections.
2. (sewing)
a. piping
Elsa cosió cordoncillo en las orillas del cojín.Elsa sewed piping on the edges of the cushion.
b. braid
Ana María usó el cordoncillo que le sobró para hacer un cinturón.Ana Maria used the braid that was left over to make a belt.
3. (engraving on coins)
a. milling
Las monedas falsificadas eran casi perfectas, excepto por un pequeño error en el cordoncillo.The forged coins were almost perfect, except for a small mistake in the milling.
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1 [de tela] rib; (bordado) braid; piping
2 [de moneda] milled edge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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