A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (brush)
a. undergrowth
La maleza me impedía ver la casa a lo lejos.The undergrowth kept me from seeing the house at a distance.
2. (wild plants)
a. weeds
El jardinero dedicó la mañana a arrancar la maleza que había crecido durante todo el invierno.The gardener spent the morning uprooting the weeds that had grown all winter.
3. (wild plant)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. weed
La gente ahora se interesa por conocer las malezas con propiedades beneficiosas para la salud.People are now interested in learning about weeds with health properties.
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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. (arbustos)
a. undergrowth
2. (malas hierbas)
a. weeds
1 (malas hierbas) weeds
; (p)
2 (espesura) [de matas] undergrowth; [de zarza] thicket; [de broza] brushwood
fueron abriéndose camino entre la maleza they gradually beat a path through the undergrowth
se escondieron entre la maleza
3 (S. Cone) (pus) pus
4 (Centroamérica) (enfermedad) sickness; illness
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