milpa(
meel
-
pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (plantation)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cornfield
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los granjeros comenzaron a cosechar el maíz de la milpa.The farmers began harvesting the corn from the cornfield.
b. maize field (United Kingdom)
La peste devastó la milpa.The pest has devastated the maize field.
2. (plant)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tomé un par de milpas y se los arrojé a los cerdos.I grabbed a handful of corn and threw it to the pigs.
b. maize (United Kingdom)
Las aves comieron la milpa que estaba en el piso.The birds ate the maize that was lying on the floor.
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milpa
(Centroamérica) (México) (plantación) maize field; cornfield; (EEUU) (planta) maize; corn; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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