el popote
-the straw
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (drinking utensil)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. straw
¿Me da un popote para la malteada?Can I have a straw for my milkshake?
Use popotes de bambú, no de plástico. Es mejor para el ambiente.Use bamboo straws, not plastic ones. It's better for the environment.
b. drinking straw
Sorbía su refresco con un popote.She was sucking up her soda through a drinking straw.
2. (stalk)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. straw
Las escobas hechas de popote son las mejores para barrer las calles.Straw brooms are best for sweeping the streets.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. drinking straw
Regionalism used in Mexico
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(México) (pajita) drinking straw; (tallo) long thin stem; (hierba) tough grass used for making brooms;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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