la banderilla
See the entry for banderilla.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (bullfighting)
a. banderilla
El toro tenía cuatro banderillas clavadas en el cerviguillo.The bull had four banderillas stuck in its neck.
2. (skewered appetizer)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. banderilla
No te llenes con banderillas. Ya van a servir el plato principal.Don't fill up on banderillas. The main course is about to be served.
3. (rectangular flaky pastry)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. banderilla
Mi hermana horneó unas banderilla rellena de crema pastelera.My sister baked banderillas filled with custard cream.
4. (provocation)
a. gibe
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Me dijeron que era un estafador. Esa fue la banderilla que me hizo enojar.They called me a swindler. That was the gibe that got me upset.
b. taunt
Esos hombres solo están buscando pelearse con alguien. Ignora sus insultos y banderillas.Those men are just looking for a fight. Ignore their taunts and insults.
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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. (bullfighting)
a. banderilla
b. barbed dart thrust into bull's back
2. (aperitivo)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. hors d'oeuvre of pickles and olives on a cocktail stick
1 (Taur) banderilla
clavar banderillas a algn to goad sb
poner un par de banderillas a algn to taunt sb; provoke sb
banderilla de fuego banderilla with attached firecracker
2 (Culin) savoury appetizer; savory appetizer; (EEUU)
3 (Latinoamérica) scrounging
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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