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el erizo, la eriza(
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).
1. (mammal)
a. hedgehog
La culebra se perforó los órganos internos cuando trató de tragarse el erizo entero.The snake punctured its internal organs when it tried to swallow the hedgehog whole.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (fish)
a. porcupine fish
El erizo sintió peligro y se infló.The porcupine fish sensed danger and puffed up.
3. (marine invertebrate)
a. sea urchin
¿Alguna vez has probado el sushi de erizo?Have you ever tried sea urchin sushi?
4. (botany)
a. burr
Abre el erizo espinoso y saca la castaña.Open the spiny burr and remove the chestnut.
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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. (mamífero)
a. hedgehog
2. (pez)
a. globefish
erizo de marsea urchin
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
pez erizoglobefish
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1 (Zoología) hedgehog
erizo de mar erizo marino sea urchin
2 (Botánica) burr
3 (persona) grumpy sort; prickly person (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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erizo de mar
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