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Spanish Word of the Day: Albaricoque

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Albaricoque

Frutas veraniegas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 8/10/2014
Word: Albaricoque
(al-ba-ri-CO-que), sustantivo masculino.
English: Apricot
Etymology: Del árabe albarqúq
Meaning: Fruto del albaricoquero. Es una drupa casi redonda y con un surco, por lo común amarillenta y en parte encarnada, aterciopelada, de sabor agradable, y con hueso liso de almendra amarga.
Topic:Frutas veraniegas
Example:

El albaricoque se distingue de los melocotones por su menor tamaño, su nuez suelta de la pulpa y, sobre todo, porque la nuez no se presenta globosa con surcos, sino que es plana y lisa.

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