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audio ma·dre

f.
  1. (mamá) mother
  2. (matrona) matron
  3. religion mother
    madre superiora mother superior
  4. colloquial (anciana) mother, old woman
  5. anatomy womb, matrix
  6. (cauce) riverbed
  7. (acequia) main irrigation ditch
  8. (cloaca) main sewer
  9. figurative (origen) mother, cradle
  10. (causa) cause
  11. technical axle, shaft
  12. (heces) mother, dregs
  13. (de café) grounds
  14. Colombia scab

Idioms:
madre de leche
wet nurse
¡madre mía!
my goodness!
madre naturaleza
Mother Nature
madre patria
mother country, old country
madre política
mother-in-law
madre soltera
unwed mother
sacar de madre
figurative to provoke, upset
salirse de madre
  1. (un río) to overflow
  2. figurative to lose control
Inflected Forms: madres - femi

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