palomita

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Spanish[edit]

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)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:palomita
  3. (Peru) penis

Derived terms[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]