A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (frayed fiber)
a. loose thread
No tires de la hilacha o se te descoserá entero.Don't pull the loose thread or the whole lot will unravel.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (old clothes)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. rags
Las hilachas que vestía el mendigo no le abrigaban en invierno.The rags the beggar was wearing didn't keep him warm in winter.
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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. loose thread
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1 (hilo) ravelled thread; loose thread
hilacha de vidrio spun glass
2 hilachas (México) (andrajos) rags
mostrar la hilacha (S. Cone) to show o.s. in one's true colours o colors; (EEUU)
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