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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. (base of a tree)
a. stump
Fue difícil arrancar de la tierra la cepa del árbol porque tenía raíces muy profundas.It was hard to get the tree's stump out of the ground because it had very deep roots.
2. (trunk of the vine)
a. stock
Tras plantar la cepa de una vid tienes que esperar varios meses a que crezca.After planting the stock of a vine you have to wait several months for it to grow.
3. (vine plant)
a. vine
Estas uvas proceden de una cepa que plantamos hace cuatro años.These grapes come from a vine we planted four years ago.
4. (ancestry)
a. stock
Nació en California pero es árabe de cepa.He was born in California but is of Arab stock.
b. lineage
La cepa de esta familia se remonta a muchos siglos atrás.The lineage of this family dates back many centuries.
5. (medicine)
a. strain
Una nueva cepa de virus gripal está infectando sobre todo a los ancianos.A new strain of flu virus is infecting old people in particular.
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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. (vid)
a. vine
2. (de vino)
a. variety
3. (linaje)
a. stock
de pura cepareal, genuine
1 (tronco) [de árbol] stump; [de vid] stock
2 [de persona] stock
es de buena cepa castellana he's of good Castilian stock; es un inglés de pura cepa he's English through and through; he's every inch an Englishman
3 (Archit) pier
4 (Biología) strain
5 (México) (hoyo) pit; trench
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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