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Spanish Word of the Day: Acémila

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Acémila

Léxico relacionado con los animales II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/27/2006
Word: Acémila
(a-CE-mi-la), sustantivo femenino.
English: beast of burden, mule
Etymology: Del árabe az-zamila, "la bestia de carga".
Meaning: Mula o macho de carga.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con los animales II
Example:

... pero Sancho hizo acopio de víveres desvalijando una acémila de repuesto que traían aquellos buenos señores, bien bastecida de cosas de comer.
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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