borracha

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Etymology[edit]

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)
  2. eraser (thing used to remove something written or drawn by a pen or a pencil)
  3. wineskin (bag for holding wine)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

borracha

  1. feminine singular of borracho

Etymology[edit]

From Catalan morratxa ‘flask’, influenced by morro ‘snout’, from older marraixa ‘carafe’.

Noun[edit]

borracha f ‎(plural borrachas)

  1. wineskin

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