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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (mining)
a. quarry
Se extraen varias toneladas de granito de la cantera todos los años.Several tons of granite are extracted every year from the quarry.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(reservoir of talent)
a. source
Este grupo de teatro es una cantera de grandes actores.This theater group is a source of great actors.
b. reserve of young players (sports)
España tiene una buena cantera.Spain has a good reserve of young players.
c. pool of young players (sports)
La cantera de jugadores argentinos es una de las más prolíficas.Argentina's pool of young players is one of the most prolific.
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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 piedra)
a. quarry
2. (de jóvenes promesas)
a. young blood
un jugador de la canteraa home-grown o local player
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1 (Minería) quarry; pit
cantera de arena sandpit
cantera de piedra stone quarry
2 [de artistas etc] source; (Dep) reserve of young players
Escocia es una cantera de grandes futbolistas Scotland produces many talented footballers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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