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Colilla

Léxico relacionado con el tabaco

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/15/2006
Word: Colilla
(co-LI-lla), sustantivo femenino.
English: Butt
Etymology: Derivado de cola, del latín caudula.
Meaning: Resto del cigarro, que se tira por no poder o no querer fumarlo.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con el tabaco
Example:

"Se tendió a fumar en la cama, vestida, encendiendo un cigarrillo con la colilla del otro..."
(Gabriel García Márquez. El amor en los tiempos del cólera. Ed. Bruguera.)

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