la cecina
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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. (culinary)
a. cured meat
¿Qué quieres en el emparedado? - Hoy se me antoja cecina y queso de cabra.What do you want in your sandwich? - I feel like having cured meat and goat's cheese today.
b. smoked meat
La cecina de León se hace con carne de la pata trasera de la res.Leon's smoked meat is made with the meat from the cow's hind leg.
c. salted meat
Cuando estuve en Mexico probé una cecina de res estupenda.When I was in Mexico I had the most delicious dry salted meat.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. beef jerky
¿Tenemos algo para picar? - Sí, tenemos cecina y queso.Do we have anything to nibble on? - Yes, we have some beef jerky and cheese.
b. jerked beef
¿Cuánto tiempo de secado necesita la cecina?How much drying time does jerked beef need?
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. pork sausage
Estas cecinas saben mejor cuando se las cocina a la parrilla.These pork sausages taste better when they're cooked on the grill.
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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. dried, salted meat
1 (carne seca) cured meat; smoked meat
2 (S. Cone) jerked meat; jerked beef
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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