A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. cow
Esas vacas tienen manchas blancas y negras.Those cows have black and white patches.
2. (culinary)
a. beef
Estos embutidos son de vaca y esos de cerdo.These sausages are beef and those are pork.
3. (material)
a. cowhide
Tiró toda su ropa de vaca cuando se hizo vegetariana.She threw out all her cowhide clothes when she became a vegetarian.
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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. (animal)
a. cow
2. (colloquial)
estar como una vacato be as fat as an elephant
vaca lecheradairy cow
vaca marinamanatee
vaca sagradasacred cow
3. (colloquial)
vacas flacaslean years
4. (colloquial)
vacas gordasyears of plenty
vacas locasmad cow disease
5. (carne)
a. beef
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1 (Zoología) cow
el mal o la enfermedad de las vacas locas mad cow disease
(los años de) las vacas flacas the lean years
(los años de) las vacas gordas the fat years; the boom years
pasar las vacas gordas to have a grand time of it (familiar)
ponerse como una vaca to get as fat as a pig (familiar)
María se puso como una vaca en la vaciones de Navidad
vaca de leche dairy cow; (Latinoamérica) good business; profitable deal
vaca de San Antón ladybird; ladybug; (EEUU)
vaca lechera dairy cow
vaca marina sea cow; manatee
vaca sagrada también sacred cow
2 (Culin) beef
3 (cuero) cowhide
4 (Latinoamérica) (Com) enterprise with profits on a pro rata basis
hacer(se) la vaca (And) to play truant; play hooky; (EEUU)
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