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novillo

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el novillo, la novilla(
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This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (young domestic bovine)
a. young bull (masculine)
Paco es un novillero, y solo puede torear novillos de menos de cuatro años.Paco is a novice bullfighter and can only fight young bulls of less than four years of age.
b. bullock (masculine)
En la antigüedad, algunos pueblos sacrificaban novillos como ofrenda a su dios.In ancient times, somel cultures would sacrifice bullocks as an offering to their god.
c. steer (masculine)
Fuimos a un rodeo y vimos a los vaqueros enlazando novillos.We went to a rodeo and saw cowboys lassoing steers.
d. heifer (feminine)
En la finca tenemos una vaca de cuatro años y una novilla de dos años.On our farm we have a four-year-old cow and a one-year-old heifer.
2. (culinary) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. veal
Ese restaurante hace una rica barbacoa de puerco y novilla.That restaurant makes delicious pork and veal barbecue.
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novillo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. young bull, young cow
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
hacer novillosto play truant, hookey
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novillo
1 (Zoología) young bull; bullock; steer; (EEUU)
2 novillos (Taur)
3
hacer novillos (gen) to stay away; not turn up; skive off (familiar); (Escol) to play truant; play hooky (familiar); (EEUU) skive off (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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