la habichuela
-the bean
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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. (culinary) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Spain
a. bean
El arroz con habichuelas es un plato tradicional en muchas partes de Latinoamérica.Rice and beans is a traditional dish in much of Latin America.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Panama
a. green bean
La carne se sirve con habichuelas y papas.The meat is served with green beans and potatoes.
b. French bean (United Kingdom)
Lave las habichuelas y córteles las puntas.Wash the French beans and cut off the ends.
3. (botany)
a. bean
La habichuela se cultiva en casi todo el mundo.The bean is grown in almost every part of the world.
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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. bean
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
kidney bean
ganarse las habichuelas to earn one's living
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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