quill
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quill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (feather)
a. la pluma
(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).
The cat had obviously killed a bird, because there were pigeon quills everywhere.Era evidente que el gato había matado un pájaro, porque había plumas de paloma por todas partes.
b. la remera
(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).
(from the wing)
The black vulture has elongated quills on the tips of its wings.El gallinazo tiene remeras alargadas en las puntas de las alas.
2. (pen)
a. la pluma
(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).
I could hear the scratching of his quill on the parchment.Se oía el chirrido de su pluma sobre el pergamino.
b. la péñola
(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).
He dipped the quill into a pot of ink.Mojó el péñola en un tintero.
3. (animal anatomy)
a. la púa
(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).
A porcupine's quills are a very effective defence mechanism.Las púas del puercoespín son un mecanismo de defensa muy efectivo.
4. (shaft)
a. el cañón
(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).
You can shave off some of the barbs on the lower part of the quill to make it easier to hold.Puedes recortar algunas de las barbas en la parte baja del cañón para poder agarrarlo mejor.
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quill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (feather, pen)
a. la pluma
(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).
2. (of porcupine)
a. la púa
(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).
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quill [kwɪl]
noun
(feather) pluma (f) de ave; (part of feather) cañón (m) de pluma; [of porcupine, hedgehog] púa (f); (pen) pluma (f) (de ganso); (bobbin) canilla (f);
modifier
quill pen (n) pluma (f) (de ganso)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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