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malón

malón
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (history) (Southern Cone)
a. Indian raid
"La cautiva", de Esteban Echeverría, es un extenso poema que narra la historia de una joven secuestrada en ocasión de un malón."The Captive," by Esteban Echeverria, is a long poem that tells the story of a young woman abducted during an Indian raid.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(rowdy group) (Southern Cone)
a. mob
Un malón de hinchas invadió la cancha, y el partido debió ser interrumpido.A mob of fans invaded the field, and the game had to be stopped.
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malón
(Latinoamérica)
1 (Hist) Indian raid
2 (persona) tough; thug
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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