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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. mortar
El cocinero machacó las hebras de azafrán en el mortero y el fondo se volvió rojizo.The cook crushed the saffron threads in the mortar, and its bottom turned reddish.
b. pestle and mortar
Tal vez tengas que usar el mortero para fragmentar las raíces de ginseng.You may have to use a pestle and mortar to break up the ginseng roots.
2. (military)
a. mortar
El impacto del mortero destruyó el objetivo por completo.The impact of the mortar obliterated the target.
3. (material used in construction)
a. mortar
En la pared se veía el mortero utilizado para unir los ladrillos.On the wall you could see the mortar used to join the bricks.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de cocina)
a. mortar
2. (conjunto)
a. pestle and mortar
3. (para construcción)
a. mortar
4. (arma)
a. mortar
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