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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. (culinary)
a. yolk
Me gusta mojar el pan en la yema.I like dipping my bread in the yolk.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mis amigos me hicieron probar una yema cuando estuve en Murcia.My friends made me try a candy made of egg yolk and sugar when I was in Murcia.
Cuando vayas a Sevilla, tienes que probar las yemas del convento de San Leandro.When you go to Seville, you have to try the egg yolk sweets from the San Leandro convent.
2. (anatomy)
a. fingertip
Necesito sacar la espina que se me enterró en la yema.I need to remove the splinter that's stuck in my fingertip.
3. (botany)
a. leaf bud
La primavera todavía no llega, pero ya se ven las yemas saliendo.Spring hasn't arrived yet, but you can already see leaf buds coming out.
b. bud
Se nota por la cantidad de yemas en el jardín que la primavera será muy colorida.You can tell from the number of buds in the garden that we'll have a very colorful spring.
c. shoot
Las yemas jóvenes de la planta del espárrago se comen antes de que se hagan leñosas.The young shoots of the asparagus plant are eaten before they become woody.
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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 huevo)
a. yolk
2. (de planta)
a. bud, shoot
3. (de dedo)
a. fingertip
4. (culinary)
a. sweet made from sugar and egg yolk
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1 [del huevo] yolk; (Latinoamérica) (huevo) egg
yema mejida egg flip
2 (Botánica) leaf bud
3 (Anatomía)
yema del dedo fingertip
4 (Culin) sweet made with egg yolk and sugar
yemas de Santa Teresa
5 (lo mejor) best part
6 (medio) middle
dar en la yema to hit the nail on the head; en la yema del invierno in the middle of winter
7 (dificultad) snag
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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