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Spanish Word of the Day: Tarasca

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Tarasca

Léxico relacionado con la descripción física IV

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/12/2002
Word: Tarasca
(ta-RAS-ca) Sustantivo.
English: old hag, carnival dragon
Etymology: De origen incierto.
Meaning: 1. Mujer temible o denigrada por su agresividad, fealdad, desaseo o excesiva desvergüenza.
2. Figura de sierpe monstruosa, que en algunas partes se saca durante la procesión del Corpus.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la descripción física IV
Example:

“¿Tiene usted inconveniente en ponerse a hablar con esas tarascas para sacar a Vallín?"

Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Viva mi dueño p.58 Ed. Espasa-Calpe

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