borracha

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish borracha (wineskin), because native Amazonians used rubber to make waterskins, the meaning began to apply to the substance.

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Noun[edit]

borracha f (plural borrachas)

  1. (uncountable) rubber (pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree)
    Synonyms: látex
  2. eraser (thing used to remove something written or drawn by a pen or a pencil)
  3. wineskin (bag for holding wine)
    Synonyms: odre

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Adjective[edit]

borracha f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective borracho.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Catalan morratxa (flask), influenced by morro (snout), from older marraixa (carafe).

Adjective[edit]

borracha f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective borracho.

Noun 1[edit]

borracha f (plural borrachas)

  1. wineskin
    Synonyms: bota

Noun 2[edit]

borracha f (plural borrachas)

  1. feminine equivalent of borracho

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