Usage note
This word must begin with a capital letter when it is a proper noun.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (material)
a. nankeen
El mahón se usa mucho para ropa de trabajo por ser durable.Nankeen is used a lot for workwear because of its durability.
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. jeans (plural)
Enrique es el que lleva una camisa blanca y el mahón azul.Enrique is the one in a white shirt and blue jeans.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (city)
a. Mahon
El aeropuerto de Menorca está en Mahón.Menorca's airport is in Mahon.
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