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Spanish Word of the Day: Chopo

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Chopo

El paisaje castellano

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 2/22/2001
Word: Chopo
(CHO-po), nombre masculino
English: Black poplar.
Etymology: del latín populus
Meaning: 1. nombre con el que se designan varias especies de álamos.
2. Familiarmente fusil.
3. En Andalucía, variedad de sepia o jibia.
Topic:El paisaje castellano
Example:

"Tomamos la ancha carretera de Burgos, dejando a nuestra izquierda el camino de Osma, bordeado de chopos que el otoño empezaba a dorar."
(Antonio Machado: La Tierra de Alvar González)

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