plantain

plantain(
plahn
-
teyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fruit)
a. el plátano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(green)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I bought plantains to make tostones.Compré plátanos para hacer tostones.
b. el plátano grande
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(green)
Plantain is an important staple food in the Caribbean.El plátano grande es un alimento básico importante en el Caribe.
c. el plátano macho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(green)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
For this recipe you need ground beef, cheese, and plantains.Para esta receta se necesitan carne molida, queso y plátanos machos.
d. el plátano verde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(green)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Slice the plantains and fry them until golden.Corta los plátanos verdes y fríelos hasta que se vuelvan dorados.
e. la banana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(yellow)
My mom bakes a delicious plantain bread.Mi mamá hace un pan de banana delicioso.
2. (tree)
a. el platanero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Plantain requires warm and humid weather to flourish.El platanero requiere un clima cálido y húmedo para crecer bien.
b. el plátano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
India grows plantain, among other fruit trees.En la India, entre otros árboles frutales, se cultivan plátanos.
3. (herbaceous plant)
a. el llantén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Plantain has medicinal uses of all sorts.El llantén tiene usos medicinales muy diversos.
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plantain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (wild plant)
a. el llantén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (similar to banana; fruit)
a. el plátano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
b. la banana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(River Plate)
3. (tree)
a. el platanero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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plantain [ˈplæntɪn]
noun
llantén (m); plátano (m); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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