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cría

cría(
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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. (offspring)
a. young
Los cazadores mataron a la leona y vendieron su cría a un zoológico.Hunters killed the lioness and sold her young to a zoo.
b. litter (of dogs)
No tenemos suficiente lugar en la casa para la perra y su cría.We don't have enough room in the house for our dog and her litter.
c. brood (of birds)
La gallina salió del nido en búsqueda de alimento para la cría.The hen left the nest to find food for the brood.
d. baby (countable)
La gata tomó a sus crías del cuello y las metió a la casa.The cat carried her babies by the neck into the house.
2. (raising of animals)
a. breeding
Mi padre se dedica a la cría de caballos de carrera.My father's business is in the breeding of race horses.
b. rearing
Compramos un campo para la cría de ganado.We bought a farm and will use it for cattle rearing.
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cría
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (hijo del animal)
a. young
2. (crianza; de animales)
a. breeding
3. (de plantas)
a. growing
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cría
1 (Agr) (actividad) rearing; (para la reproducción) breeding
hembra de cría breeding female
cría caballar horse breeding
cría de ganado cattle breeding; stockbreeding
cría de peces fish farming
2 (Zoología) (camada) litter; (individuo) baby animal
una cría de ballena a baby whale; una cría de león a lion cub
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