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Cal

La casa andaluza

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/8/2002
Word: Cal
(CAL), sustantivo femenino
English: lime, quicklime
Etymology: Del latín calx
Meaning: Óxido de calcio. Substancia alcalina de color blanco o blanco grisáceo, que al contacto con el agua se hidrata o se apaga, con desprendimiento de calor, y mezclada con arena, forma la argamasa o mortero.
Topic:La casa andaluza
Example:

Silencio de cal y mirto.
Malvas en las hierbas finas.
La monja borda alhelíes
sobre una tela pajiza.

Federico García Lorca. La monja gitana

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