Usage note
This word may also be spelled "zoca" in the senses shown in 1) and 2).
soca
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. ratoon (of sugarcane)
Una peste infectó las socas.The ratoons have been infected by a pest.
b. shoot (of rice)
No usamos herbicidas en las socas.We don't use herbicides on the shoots.
c. top leaf (of a tobacco plant)
Los investigadores quieren averiguar si la soca tiene más nicotina.The researchers want to find out if the top leaf has more nicotine.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inebriation)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. drunkenness
La soca del tío Julio es una parte inherente de su vida.Uncle Julio's drunkenness is an inherent part of his life.
3. (music)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. soca
Nuestra banda toca soca y a veces salsa.Our band plays soca and sometimes salsa.
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soca
1 (And) [de arroz] young shoots of rice; [de tabaco] top leaf of tobacco plant; high-quality tobacco leaf
2 (Centroamérica) (embriaguez) drunkenness
soca
hacerse el soca to act dumb (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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