A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. dove (small, white variety)
Para muchos, la paloma es un símbolo de paz y amor.For many, the dove is a symbol of peace and love.
b. pigeon (big, grey variety)
Cuando el muchacho tiró las semillas, todas las palomas se juntaron en masa.When the boy threw the seeds, all of the pigeons came en masse.
2. (demure individual)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi ex novio era una paloma. Necesito alguien más fogoso.My ex-boyfriend was too mild-mannered. I need someone fierier.
Ella se queja de que su jefe es una paloma y necesita demostrar más liderazgo.She complains that her boss is too docile and needs to demonstrate more leadership.
3. (antiwar individual)
a. dove
Las palomas del Congreso prefieren explorar todas las opciones diplomáticas.The doves in Congress prefer to explore all of the diplomatic options.
4. (mark)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. check
Pon una paloma en la caja que describe tu identidad étnica.Put a check in the box that describes your ethnicity.
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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. (general)
a. dove, pigeon
paloma mensajeracarrier o homing pigeon
paloma torcazringdove, wood pigeon
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1 (Ornitología) dove; pigeon
¡palomita! darling!
paloma buscadora de blancos homing pigeon
paloma de la paz dove of peace
paloma mensajera carrier pigeon; homing pigeon
paloma torcaz wood pigeon; ringdove
2 (persona) meek and mild person; (Política) dove
paloma sin hiel pet; lamb
3 (ejercicio) handstand
4 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (México) (cometa) kite
5 palomas (Náutica) white horses; whitecaps; (EEUU)
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