A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (warm spring)
a. hot spring
Islandia está lleno de hervideros y huelen a azufre.Iceland is full of hot springs and they smell like sulfur.
2. (crowd)
a. swarm
Esta zona de la ciudad es un hervidero de gente los sábados por la noche.This part of the city is a swarm of people on Saturday nights.
b. throng
Un hervidero de admiradores se reunió en torno al hotel donde se alojaba el cantante.A throng of fans gathered at the hotel where the singer was staying.
3. (breeding ground)
a. hotbed
El país es un hervidero de corrupción política y los ciudadanos están demandando que eso cambie.The country is a hotbed of political corruption and the citizens are demanding a change.
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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. (de gente; muchedumbre)
a. swarm, throng
2. (sitio)
a. place throbbing o swarming with people
la sala era un hervidero de periodistasthe hall was swarming with journalists
3. (de pasiones, intrigas)
a. hotbed
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1 [de gente] swarm; throng; crowd
un hervidero de gente a swarm of people
2 (Política) hotbed
un hervidero de disturbios a hotbed of unrest
3 (manantial) hot spring
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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