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cochinilla

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cochinilla(
koh
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chee
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nee
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (crustacean)
a. woodlouse
La cochinilla se hace bola cuando se siente amenazada.The woodlouse curls itself into a ball when it feels threatened.
2. (insect)
a. cochineal
El extracto del color carmesí se obtiene de las cochinillas.The crimson color extract is obtained from cochineals.
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cochinilla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (crustáceo)
a. woodlouse
2. (insecto)
a. cochineal
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cochinilla
1 (Zoología) woodlouse
2 (Culin) cochineal
3
de cochinilla (Cuba) (México) trivial; unimportant
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