palomita

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

paloma (dove) +‎ -ita (diminutive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paloˈmita/, [paloˈmit̪a]

Noun[edit]

palomita f (plural palomitas)

  1. Diminutive of paloma; little dove.
  2. popcorn (from its resemblance in appearance to doves)
  3. (Peru) penis

Synonyms[edit]

(popcorn):

  • pipoca (Bolivia)
  • pochoclo (Argentina)
  • pop (Uruguay)
  • popcorn (Panama, Puerto Rico)
  • pororó (Eastern Bolivia, Northern and Western Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay)
  • poporopo (Guatemala)
  • pururú (Northern Central Argentina (Provinicia de Córdoba))
  • rosca (Canary Islands)
  • roseta (de maíz) (El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Southern Spain)
  • rosita (de maíz) (Cuba)
  • tostón (Southeastern Spain)

Derived terms[edit]

  • cuello palomita (wing collar, a type of shirt collar often used with tuxedo)

Further reading[edit]