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retoño

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retoño(
rreh
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toh
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nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (botany)
a. shoot
Los retoños laterales deben quitarse para concentrar la energía de la planta en la producción de frutos.Lateral shoots should be pruned in order to concentrate the plant’s energy on producing fruit.
b. sprout
Pensaba que la planta estaba muerta, pero veo que tiene retoños.I thought the plant was dead, but I can see it has some sprouts.
2. (child)
a. kid
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tu retoño es igualito a ti. ¿Cómo se llama?Your kid looks just like you. What's his name?
b. little one
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Adoro a mis retoños y me gustaría tener más hijos.I love my little ones, and I would like to have more children.
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retoño
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (botany)
a. sprout, shoot
2. (hijo)
a.
mis retoñosmy offspring
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retoño
1 (Botánica) sprout; shoot
2 (niño) kid (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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