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terciopelo

terciopelo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (material)
a. velvet
Incluso hoy, el terciopelo de seda es extremadamente caro.Even today, silk velvet is extremely expensive.
El invierno pasado compré un cobertor de terciopelo.Last winter I bought a velvet bedspread.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. terciopelo
Plantamos unos terciopelos esta primavera.We grew some terciopelos this spring.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
3. (animal)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. fer-de-lance
La mordida de una terciopelo es extremadamente peligrosa.The bite of a fer-de-lance is extremely dangerous.
b. pit viper
La mayoría de las terciopelos son nocturnas.Most pit vipers are nocturnal.
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terciopelo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. velvet
terciopelo
velvet
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