- 1 1.1 [Bot] (de un rosal) thorn; (de un cactus) prickle me clavé una espina I got a thorn in my finger ( o hand etc) 1.2 (de pez) bone se lavan las merluzas y se les sacan las espinas wash and bone the hake 1.3 [Anat] spine
- 2 2.1 (de un disgusto) todavía tiene clavada la espina de aquel desengaño he still hasn't got over o [colloquial/familiar] he's still smarting from that disappointment en el partido siguiente se sacaron la espina de aquel 5 a 0 in the next match they got their own back for that 5-0 defeat 2.2 (duda, resquemor) nagging doubt lo negó pero me quedé con la espina he denied it but I still had nagging doubts o my suspicions tenía que sacarme la espina I just had to know darle a algn mala espina to make sb feel uneasy esto me da mala espina I don't like the look of this, I'm beginning to feel a bit uneasy about this
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.