hongo
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hongo(
ohng
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goh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (botany)
a. toadstool (inedible)
Todos los años mueren personas por ingerir hongos venenosos.Every year, people die after eating toadstools.
2. (culinary)
a. mushroom
Preparó unos hongos buenísimos para cenar.She cooked some delicious mushrooms for dinner.
3. (biology)
a. fungus
La levadura y el moho son hongos muy comunes.Yeast and mold are very common fungi.
4. (hat)
a. bowler
Hay una obra famosa de un hombre que lleva un hongo.There's a famous painting of a man wearing a bowler.
b. derby
Mi abuelo siempre lleva un hongo y un moño.My grandfather always wears a derby and a bowtie.
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(buttocks)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. ass
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Menudo hongo tiene esa chiquita!That chick's ass is something else!
b. arse
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
¿Viste ese hongo?Look at the arse on her!
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hongo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (biology)
a. fungus
3. (comestible)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mushroom
4. (no comestible)
a. toadstool
hongosfungus, fungal infection
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hongo
1 (Botánica) fungus
2 (Med) fungal growth
tengo hongos en los pies I have athlete's foot; I have a fungal infection on my feet
3 (seta) (comestible) mushroom; (venenoso) toadstool
un enorme hongo de humo an enormous mushroom cloud of smoke
crecen o proliferan como hongos they sprout up like mushrooms
4 (sombrero) bowler hat; derby; (EEUU)
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