fique

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish fique.

Noun[edit]

fique

  1. A natural fiber, similar to hemp, obtained from the leaves of the plant Furcraea andina and certain other plants of the genus Furcraea.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The fique plant is often confused with agave.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

fique

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of ficar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of ficar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of ficar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of ficar

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fique m (plural fiques)

  1. fique, the fiber of the fique plant, Furcraea andina (fique is often confused with agave)
    • 2004, Gabriel García Márquez, Memoria de mis putas tristes:
      A las once fui a mis trámites de rutina en el baño, donde estaba su ropa de pobre doblada sobre una silla con un esmero de rica: un traje de etamina con mariposas estampadas, un calzón amarillo de malapodán[sic] y unas sandalias de fique.
      At eleven o'clock I went to do my morning routine in the bathroom, where her poor clothes were folded on a chair with great care: a dress of etamina with stamped butterflies, yellow madapolam underwear and some fique sandals.

Verb[edit]

fique

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of ficar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of ficar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of ficar.