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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal's cave)
a. den
El animal se refugió del frío en la madriguera.The animal sheltered from the cold in his den.
El zorro regresó a su madriguera tras pasar la noche cazando.The fox returned to its den after spending the night hunting.
b. burrow
La madriguera de una marmota es más que un orificio en el suelo: es un sistema complejo de túneles.A woodchuck burrow is more than just a hole in the ground. It is a complex system of tunnels.
c. warren (of rabbits)
Los conejos excavan túneles a los que se accede por la madriguera.Rabbits dig out tunnels which are accessible through their warren.
d. set (of badgers)
Vi a un tejón sacando el hocico por la entrada de la madriguera.I saw a badger putting its nose out of the entrance of its set.
e. sett (of badgers)
No es sencillo encontrar la madriguera de un tejón.It is not easy to find a badger's sett.
2. (hideout)
a. den
La policía localizó al criminal en una madriguera a las afueras de la ciudad.The police located the criminal in a den on the outskirts of the city.
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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. (de animal)
a. den
2. (de conejo)
a. burrow, rabbit hole
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1 (refugio) [de animales] den; burrow; [de conejos] warren; [de tejones] set
2 [de ladrones] den
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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