cuca

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuca (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of coca

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cuca in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


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Etymology 1[edit]

Of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

cuca f (plural cucas)

  1. (familiar) head
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Kuchen (cake), from Old High German kuocho.

Noun[edit]

cuca f (plural cucas)

  1. (South Brazil) Streuselkuchen (a cake of German origin made of yeast dough covered with sweet crumb topping)
    • Carlos Vieira (2005) Armazem Colombo, ISBN 978-1469952550, page 82:

      Segundo o autor Alexandre de Freitas, “aparentada do stollen e do panetone, a cuca nada mais é do que um pão doce feito com massa mole e batida, onde são acrescentadas frutas secas ou frescas, no meio ou sobre a massa; [] ”.

      According to author Alexandre de Freitas, “related to stollen and panetone, Streuselkuchen is nothing more than a sweet bread made with soft, beaten dough, to which dry or fresh fruit is added in the middle or on top of; [] ”.

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from English cook.

Noun[edit]

cuca m (plural cucas)

  1. (humorous) a skilled cook or chef
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of onomatopoeic origin; see also Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kókkux) and Late Latin Late Latin cucus.

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Adjective[edit]

cuca f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective cuco.

Noun[edit]

cuca f (plural cucas)

  1. chufa, earth almond, Cyperus esculentus
    Synonyms: alcatufa, chufa
  2. (entomology) caterpillar
    Synonyms: oruga
  3. (colloquial) woman who likes to gamble
    mala cucaevil person
  4. (colloquial) hag, bogeywoman

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