la penca
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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. (central rib of a leaf)
a. midrib
A los caracoles les gusta comerse las pencas de la lechuga porque son muy jugosas.Snails like to eat the main ribs of lettuces because they are very juicy.
2. (type of leaf)
a. fleshy leaf
El jugo viscoso que sale al cortar la penca de la pita ayuda a cicatrizar las heridas.The viscous juice which comes out when you cut an agave leaf helps to heal wounds.
3. (cluster)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Paraguay
a. bunch
Siempre compro una penca grande de bananas porque mis hijos las usan mucho en los licuados.I always buy a big bunch of bananas because my kids use them a lot in smoothies.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(male genitalia)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
a. dick
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
El hombre se desabrochó la bragueta junto a un árbol y se sacó la penca para orinar.The man unbuttoned his fly by a tree and took his dick out to piss.
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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 cactus)
a. fleshy leaf
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1 (Botánica) (hoja) leaf; (nervio) main rib; (chumbera) prickly pear
2 (México) [de cuchillo] blade
agarrar una penca (Latinoamérica) to get sloshed (familiar)
hacerse de pencas to have to be coaxed into doing something
4 (And)
una penca de casa a great big house; una penca de hombre a fine-looking man; una penca de mujer a fine-looking woman
5 (Latinoamérica) (pene) prick (vulgar)
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