la empanada
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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. (individual sweet or savory filled pastry)
a. empanada
¿Probaste estas empanadas de pollo con champiñones?Did you try these chicken and mushroom empanadas?
b. pasty (United Kingdom)
Cociné empanadas de carne.I cooked some meat pasties.
c. turnover
Mi abuela nos está preparando empanadas de manzana.My grandmother is making us apple turnovers.
2. (baked dish with sweet or savory filling)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. pie
Esta empanada de frutas es para seis personas.This fruit pie serves six people.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(piece of deception)
a. cover-up
Creo que hay una empanada monumental aquí.I think there's a monumental cover-up going on here.
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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. pasty
empanada gallegapie typical of Galicia, filled with seafood or meat
2. (colloquial)
tener una empanada mentalto be in a real muddle, not to be able to think straight
1 (Culin) meat pie; patty
2 (fraude) fraud; piece of shady business
empanada mental confusion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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