A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (small piece of wood)
a. small stick
El niño tocó la colmena con un palito y salió corriendo.The boy poked the beehive with a small stick and ran away.
2. (culinary) (River Plate)
a. Popsicle
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g., iPod).
(registered trademark)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hacía tanto calor que el palito se me derritió en menos de un minuto.It was so hot that my Popsicle melted in less than a minute.
b. ice lolly (United Kingdom)
En verano, mi hermana siempre me compraba palitos de limón.In summer, my sister always bought lemon ice lollies for me.
3. (for hanging clothes)
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
a. clothespin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Uno de los palitos de madera se rompió cuando estaba colgando los pantalones.One of the wooden clothespins broke when I was hanging my pants.
b. clothes peg (United Kingdom)
Marisa tomó los palitos y colgó la sábana en el tendedero.Marisa picked up the clothes peg and hung the sheet on the clothesline.
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masculine noun
1. (cooking)
  • palito (de pescado) fish finger (British), fish stick (United States)
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(Arg) ice lolly; Popsicle; (EEUU)
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