matanza

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish matanza (slaughter), from matar (to kill).

Noun[edit]

matanza (plural matanzas)

  1. (US, Western US) A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 matanza in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

matanza f (plural matances)

  1. kill (act of killing)
  2. killing
  3. slaughter

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

matanza f (plural matanzas)

  1. a slaughter, a killing

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