A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (hair beside the ears)
a. sideburn
Las patillas largas estaban de moda en los años setenta.Long sideburns were fashionable in the seventies.
b. sideboard (United Kingdom)
El profesor tiene patillas anchas y bigote.The professor wears thick sideboards and a moustache.
2. (on glasses)
a. arm
Me gustan estos anteojos con patillas azules.I like this pair of glasses with the blue arms.
b. sidepiece
Una patilla de mis lentes está doblada.One of the sidepieces on my glasses is bent.
c. temple
Se rompió la patilla izquierda de mis lentes.The left temple on my glasses broke.
3. (on a plug)
a. pin
Necesitarás un adaptador porque el enchufe en Inglaterra tiene tres patillas.You will need an adapter because the plug in England has three pins.
4. (fruit)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. watermelon
Sirvieron patilla y melón en el desayuno.They served watermelon and melon at breakfast.
5. (botany)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
Regionalism used in Chile
a. cutting
Cuando la patilla de la planta da raíces, está lista para plantarse.When the plant's cutting develops roots, it is ready to be planted.
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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 pelo)
a. sideboard, sideburn
2. (de gafas)
a. arm
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1 [de gafas] sidepiece; temple; (EEUU) [de vestido] pocket flap
2 [de hombre] sideburn; (rizo) kiss curl
tener patillas to have a brass neck (familiar)
3 (Arg) (banco) bench
4 (Caribe) (Col) (sandía) watermelon
5 (Informática) pin
6 (S. Cone) (Botánica) layer
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