blanco

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Verb[edit]

blanco (third-person singular simple present blancos, present participle blancoing, simple past and past participle blancoed)

  1. (transitive) To polish using Blanco.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 604:
      The Independence celebrations were coming, contingents of police had to be drilled and blancoed and starched before proceeding to Kuala Lumpur to represent the state.
    • 2012, Pat Coppard, In Spite of Everything ......: A Life-Story of Fear, Heartbreak, Love, Trickery and Triumph
      Eddie went back to his sea cadets, leading the band on Sunday mornings. He always looked very smart. He used to spend most of Saturday evening blancoing his kit and pressing his blue uniform.

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Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

blanco m sg (feminine singular blanca, neuter singular blanco, masculine and neuter plural blancos, feminine plural blances)

  1. white

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blanco m (plural blancos)

  1. correction fluid, whiteout, Tippex

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

blanco (plural blancos)

  1. white person, usually a white man

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish (from the colour of their strip). Doublet of bianco.

Noun[edit]

blanco m (plural blancos)

  1. (soccer) A Real Madrid football player (in plural - the team)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (white, bright, blinding), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine), through a Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus. Found as early as the Cantar de Mio Cid[1]. Compare Old High German blanch (shining, bright, white) (German blank), Old English blanc (white, grey), blanca (white steed). Cognate with English blank, Dutch blank, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblanko/, [ˈblãŋko]
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Adjective[edit]

blanco (feminine singular blanca, masculine plural blancos, feminine plural blancas)

  1. white
    Synonym: albo (poetic)
    Antonym: negro
  2. (heraldry) argent

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Noun[edit]

blanco m (plural blancos)

  1. white
    Antonym: negro
  2. target

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Descendants[edit]

  • Chavacano: blangko, blangku
  • Papiamentu: blancu

See also[edit]

Colors in Spanish · colores (layout · text)
     blanco      gris      negro
             rojo; carmín, carmesí              naranja, anaranjado; marrón              amarillo; crema
             lima              verde              menta
             cian; azul-petróleo              azur              azul
             violeta; añil, índigo              magenta; morado, púrpura              rosa

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