A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (botany)
a. lilac
Las lilas florecieron temprano este año.The lilacs flowered early this year.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(stupid person)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. fool
¿Quién fue el lila que dejó abierta la puerta del refrigerador?Who was the fool that left the fridge door open?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. lilac
Me gusta la camiseta púrpura, pero prefiero la de color lila.I like the purple t-shirt, but I prefer the lilac one.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. silly
Qué idea tan lila planear un pícnic sin chequear el pronóstico de tiempo.What a silly idea it was to plan a picnic without checking the weather.
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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. (flor)
a. lilac
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(Botánica) lilac
1 (color) lilac
2 (idiota) twit (familiar); wimp (familiar); (crédulo) sucker (familiar)
(España) 5000 pesetas
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