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vellón
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vellón
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sheep's wool)
a. fleece
El vellón de las ovejas más jóvenes es más oscuro que el de las ovejas más viejas.The fleece of younger sheep is darker than that of older sheep.
2. (alloy)
a. copper and silver alloy
La plata de estas monedas había sido sustituida por vellón.The silver in these coins had been replaced by a copper and silver alloy.
3. (old coin)
a. old copper coin
El valor nominal de los vellones era muy superior a su valor real, de ahí que nadie quisiera aceptarlos.The face value of those old copper coins was much higher than their real value. That's why no one wanted to take them.
4. (coin that is worth five cents of dollar)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. five-cent coin
¿Tenemos suficiente para comprar tabaco? - No sé, yo tengo solo diez vellones. ¿Cuánto dinero tiene usted?Do we have enough to buy cigarettes? - I don't know. I only have ten five-cent coins. How much money do you have?
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vellón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lana)
a. fleece
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vellón
1 (lana) fleece; (piel) sheepskin
2 (mechón) tuft of wool
vellón
1 (Técnica) copper and silver alloy
2 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (moneda) five-cent coin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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