piña

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See also: pina, Pina, pína, and Piña

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Spanish piña

Noun[edit]

piña (countable and uncountable, plural piñas)

  1. cloth woven from pineapple fiber
  2. (metalworking) A cone of silver amalgam prepared for retorting.
  3. (metalworking) The residual cone of spongy silver left after the retorting.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Latin pīnea.

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Noun[edit]

piña f (plural piñas)

  1. pinecone
  2. pineapple
  3. bunch (of grapes)
    Synonyms: acio, cacho

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Spanish[edit]

Una piña de pino (a pinecone).
Una piña tropical (a pineapple).

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pīnea. The sense "pineapple" comes from its resemblance to a pinecone, similarly to English pineapple. The sense "core of the agave plant" comes from its resemblance to a pineapple after the leaves are chopped off for harvesting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiɲa/, [ˈpi.ɲa]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ña

Noun[edit]

piña f (plural piñas)

  1. (botany) pinecone
    Synonyms: estróbilo, cono
  2. (fruit) pineapple
    Synonym: ananás
  3. (Canary Islands, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Honduras, Cuba, Uruguay) punch (blow with the fist)
    Synonym: puñetazo
  4. (Argentina, colloquial) collision, accident, crash
  5. (figuratively) close-knit group
    • 2020 April 10, Los Desayunos de TVE:
      [] debatimos de muchas cosas, pero una vez que las cosas se debaten, y una vez que llegamos a un acuerdo, somos una piña
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  6. the core of the agave plant

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: piña
  • Hiligaynon: pinya
  • Tagalog: pinya

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