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hierba
Usage note
This word may also be spelled "yerba."
hierba(
yehr
-
bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany)
a. herb
Selena cultiva hierbas en su jardín.Selena grows herbs in her garden.
b. grass (lawn)
La hierba ha crecido mucho después de las lluvias.The grass has gotten really tall after the rains.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drug)
a. grass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se fueron de pinta a fumar un poco de hierba.They skipped class to go smoke a little grass.
b. pot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si te cachan con esa hierba, te vas a meter en graves problemas.If they catch you with that pot, you're going to be in serious trouble.
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hierba
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (planta)
a. herb
mala hierbaweed
hierbas aromáticasaromatic herbs
hierba matematé
hierbas medicinalesmedicinal herbs
2. (césped)
a. grass
3. (colloquial)
a. grass
4. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser mala hierbato be a nasty piece of work
5. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
mala hierba nunca muereill weeds grow apace
y otras hierbasand so on
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hierba
yerba
1 (pasto) grass
mala hierba weed
oír o sentir o ver crecer la hierba to be pretty smart
pisar mala hierba to have bad luck
y otras hierbas and so forth; and suchlike
mala hierba nunca muere it's a case of the proverbial bad penny
hierba artificial artificial playing surface; Astroturf;&trade
hierba cana groundsel
hierba de San Juan St John's-wort
hierba gatera catmint
hierba lombriguera ragwort
hierba mate especialmente (S. Cone) maté
hierba mora nightshade
hierba rastrera cotton grass
2 (Med) herb; medicinal plant
cura de hierbas herbal cure; infusión de hierbas herbal tea
3 (Culin) herb
a las finas hierbas cooked with herbs
4 (droga) grass (familiar); pot (familiar)
Guerra y sus más cercanos seguidores [están segando la tierra bajo los pies a Rodríguez de la Borbolla.] Parece que los fieles a las tesis de Nicolás Redondo [le están segando la hierba bajo los pies.] Los colaboradores sevillanos de Alfonso Guerra [han ido segando la hierba a los pies de su adversario] haciendo cadáveres políticos de las personas que formaban el staff de Rodríguez de la Borbolla.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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