mariposa
mariposa(
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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. (animal)
a. butterfly
La mariposa monarca pasa los inviernos en Michoacán, México.The monarch butterfly spends winters in Michoacan, Mexico.
2. (sports)
a. butterfly
El nadador llegó en primer lugar en los 200 metros mariposa.The swimmer took first place in the 200-meter butterfly.
3. (mechanics)
a. wing nut
La placa está asegurada con seis mariposas.The plate is held on by six wing nuts.
b. butterfly nut
Aprieta las mariposas para sujetar el tanque al inodoro.Tighten down the butterfly nuts to secure the tank to the toilet.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(homosexual man)
a. fairy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
No me puedo creer que aún exista gente que me llame "mariposa" al pasar por ellos.I can't believe there are still people who shout out "fairy" when I walk past.
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mariposa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insecto)
a. butterfly
2. (tuerca)
a. wing nut
3. (candela, luz)
a. oil lamp
4. (en natación)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nadar a mariposato do the butterfly (stroke)
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a otra cosa, mariposalet's move on
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mariposa
1 (Entomología) butterfly
mariposa cabeza de muerte mariposa de calavera death's head moth
mariposa de la col cabbage white butterfly
mariposa nocturna moth
2 (Natación) butterfly
100 metros mariposa 100 metres butterfly; nadaba en el estilo mariposa she was swimming butterfly
3 (tuerca) wing nut; butterfly nut
4
mariposa cervical orthopaedic pillow; butterfly pillow
Ultimamente existe una almohada especial llamada [mariposa cervical,] ideada por especialistas en ortopedia, que facilita una postura fisiológica durante el sueño.
5 (And) (Centroamérica) (juguete) toy windmill
6 (And) (juego) blind-man's buff
7 (homosexual) poof (muy_familiar); fag (muy_familiar); (EEUU) fairy (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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