hueso

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Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwe.so/, [ˈwe̞.so̞], [ˈɡwe̞.so̞], [ˈɣwe̞.so̞]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ossum, popular variant of os, ossis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ost- (bone). Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Italian osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian ossu. Political sense comes from comparing a dog looking for and defending a bone and a politician searching a position.

Noun[edit]

hueso m (plural huesos)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (botany) a stone; the central part of some fruits, consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer (like those of peach, olive, avocado or mango)
  3. (politics, Mexico, slang) a political position (designated or elected)

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