cerilla

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cera (wax) +‎ -illa. Compare Italian cerino (wax match).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cerilla f (plural cerillas)

  1. match (stick)
    Synonyms: fósforo, cerillo (Mexico), misto (regional, Spain), mixto (regional, Spain)
  2. long, narrow candle; taper
    Synonym: cirio
  3. earwax
    Synonyms: cerumen, cera

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