- 1.1 (of hair) mechón (m); (on top of head) copete (m)More example sentences1.2 (of grass) mata (f); (of feathers) penacho (m)
- Jake collapsed into a heap in the grass under the willow and started bawling, grabbing a few tufts of crinkly brown grass and tearing them out by the roots.
- At fifty-nine, he was mostly bald, though a few white tufts of hair grew right behind his ears.
- He had fluffy tufts of black hair and an infectious smile.
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.