penca

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pen‧ca

Noun[edit]

penca f (plural pencas)

  1. (botany) white cabbage
  2. a bunch (of flowers or fruits)
    • 1867, Franklin Távora, chapter 11, in O Cabeleira:
      Vinho ou cachaça? perguntou o velho, apontando, de volta, na porta, com uma penca de bananas que lhe vinham caindo das mãos de maduras.
  3. (slang) a bunch (a considerable amount of something)
  4. (slang) hooter; schnozzle (especially large nose)
    • 1913, Coelho Neto, “XXVII”, in A Conquista:
      Vou ver. E, com desabalados gestos, Montezuma partiu, falando só, com dois pince-nez escarranchados na penca.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin. Maybe related to Italian pinco ‎(penis)

Adjective[edit]

penca m, f ‎(plural pencas)

  1. (Chile, slang) bad, lame, uncool
  2. feminine singular of penco

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Noun[edit]

penca f ‎(plural pencas)

  1. (botany) main rib or vein of a leaf
  2. fleshy stalk, leafstalk or leaf of certain plats e.g. celery leafstalks or nopal leaves.
  3. (Chile) penis
  4. (Chile) radish (large oblong variety)
  5. agave

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