- American Spanish.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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AmerSp — American Spanish. * * * … Universalium
AmerSp — peo American Spanish … From formal English to slang
acerola — /as euh roh leuh/, n. 1. the cherrylike fruit of a small tree, Malpighia glabra, of the West Indies and adjacent areas, having a high concentration of vitamin C. 2. the tree itself. Also called Barbados cherry, Puerto Rican cherry. [1940 45; <… … Universalium
alligator pear — avocado (def. 1). [1755 65; alligator, alter. by folk etym. of Sp avocado or AmerSp aguacate (see AVOCADO)] * * * … Universalium
almique — /al meuh kee /, n. 1. a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family. 2. the hard, reddish brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture. 3. Also, alamiqui. a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus. [ < AmerSp almiquí, prob.… … Universalium
Altiplano — /al teuh plah noh/; for 1 also Sp. /ahl tee plah naw/, n., pl. Altiplanos for 2. 1. a plateau region in South America, situated in the Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. 2. (l.c.) Geol. altiplane. [ < AmerSp, equiv. to alti ALTI + Sp plano… … Universalium
American Spanish — Spanish as used in Latin America. Abbr.: AmerSp * * * … Universalium
annona — /euh noh neuh/, n. any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Annona, native to tropical America, and grown for their edible fruits. Cf. annona family. [ < NL < AmerSp anona, anon, allegedly < Arawak (Hispaniola)] * * * … Universalium
Araucana — /ar euh kah neuh/, n. 1. any of numerous varieties of domestic chickens derived from South American wild fowl, noted for producing pale blue, green, or pinkish eggs. 2. a breed of Araucana, developed in the U.S., having ear tufts and no tail.… … Universalium
ayahuasca — /ah yeuh wah skeuh/, n. a woody South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, of the malpighia family, having bark that is the source of harmine, a hallucinogenic alkaloid used by Amazon Indians. [ < AmerSp; further orig. uncert.] * * * … Universalium