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colmena

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colmena(
kohl
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meh
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nah
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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. (bee dwelling)
a. beehive
Ten cuidado cuando te acerques a la colmena o las abejas te atacarán.Be careful when you approach the beehive or the bees will attack you.
Hay varias colmenas en el apiario donde las abejas producen miel.There are a number of beehives in the apiary where the bees produce honey.
b. hive
Viven alrededor de 20,000 abejas en esa colmena.Around 20,000 bees live in that hive.
2. (group of bees)
a. hive
La colmena salió volando cuando golpearon el panal.The hive came flying out when the honeycomb was knocked.
b. colony
La abeja reina es la líder de la colmena.The queen bee is the leader of the colony.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(crowded building)
a. warren
Solo nos alcanzó para vivir en esta colmena con cientos de otras familias.We could only afford to live in this warren with hundreds of other families.
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colmena
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. beehive
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colmena
1 [de abejas] beehive; hive
este edificio/barrio es una colmena this building is a warren
2 (México) (abeja) bee; (conjunto) bees
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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