An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. honey-colored
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La niña tiene unos preciosos ojos melados con largas pestañas negras.The little girl has beautiful, honey-colored eyes with long black eyelashes.
b. honey-coloured (United Kingdom)
Los muebles melados destacan sobre las paredes blancas.The honey-coloured furniture stands out against the white walls.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (treacle)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. syrup
El melado es pura glucosa.Syrup is pure glucose.
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[+color] honey-coloured o -colored; (EEUU)
treacle; syrup; (Latinoamérica) [de caña] cane syrup;
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