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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fruit)
a. pumpkin
Hice tarta de calabaza como postre.I made pumpkin pie for dessert.
b. squash
A mi mamá la encanta la calabaza asada.My mom loves roasted squash.
2. (container)
a. gourd
El vaquero llevaba su agua en una calabaza.The cowboy carried his water in a gourd.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. dummy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
No te malgastes el tiempo explicándole las cosas a esa calabaza.Don't waste your time explaining things to that dummy.
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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. pumpkin, gourd
2. (fam fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dar calabazas a alguiento turn somebody down
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1 (Botánica) pumpkin; (recipiente) gourd; calabash
2 (idiota) dolt
3 (cabeza) bonce (muy_familiar); nut (familiar); noggin (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
dar calabazas a [+candidato, estudiante] to fail; [+amante] to jilt; (ofender) to snub; offend; llevarse o recibir calabazas [+estudiante] to fail; [+amante] to be jilted; salir calabaza to be a flop (familiar); prove a miserable failure
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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