Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 2).
molleja(
moh
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yeh
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hah
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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. (anatomy)
a. gizzard (of poultry)
La comida se digiere en la molleja antes de pasar al intestino del ave.Food is digested in the gizzard before it passes to the intestine of the bird.
b. sweetbread (of cattle)
El veterianario le mostró al agricultor cómo distinguir la molleja de la vaca de los otros órganos vitales.The veterinarian showed the farmer how to differentiate the cow's sweetbread from its other vital organs.
2. (culinary)
a. sweetbread (of cattle)
Estamos asando costillas y mollejas en la parrilla.We're cooking ribs and sweetbread on the grill.
b. gizzard (of poultry)
Quita la grasa excedente de las mollejas de pollo y hiérvelas por 15 minutos.Trim excess fat from the chicken gizzards and boil them for 15 minutes.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impertinence)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. nerve
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Valeria tuvo la molleja de preguntarme si mi cabellera es una peluca.Valeria had the nerve to ask if my hair was a wig.
b. cheek
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Qué molleja tiene Alejandra al hacernos esperar media hora.Alejandra's got a cheek, making us wait for her for half an hour.
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molleja
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. gizzard
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molleja
1 [de ave] gizzard
2 mollejas [de res, cordero] sweetbreads
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