Translation of chick in Spanish:

chick

Pronunciation: /tʃɪk/

n

  • 1.1 (young chicken) pollito, -ta (m,f), polluelo, -la (m,f) 1.2 (young bird) pichón, -chona (m,f), polluelo, -la (m,f)
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    • Cuckoos con other birds into rearing their chicks because it's so much easier than doing it themselves.
    • After the experiment, we monitored the experimental birds until chicks fledged.
    • Scientists have discovered there is a bird that can detect cuckoo chicks in the nest.
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    • A good hatch from a small incubator is indicated when 70 percent or more of the eggs hatch, and the chicks are active and fluffy.
    • I also used domestic chicks with prior experience of both prey types as predators.
    • In the battle against bird flu, international health authorities must handle a thriving legal trade in live birds and chicks.
    1.3 (young woman) [slang/argot] muchacha (f), chavala (f) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], pebeta (f) (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], cabra (f) (Chi) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • He used his role as a journalist to meet high school chicks, and the nation is outraged, simply outraged that a journalist would manipulate someone in that way.
    • You'll see lots of attractive chicks with nothing to do and no real job descriptions.
    • I'm never going to skate quite like they are, I'm never going to attract as many chicks.

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