nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 1.1 (de sal, azúcar) grain; (de trigo, arroz) grain; (de café) bean; (de mostaza) seed granos de pimienta peppercorns ir al grano [familiar/colloquial] to get (straight) to the point un grano no hace granero pero ayuda al compañero every little helps 1.2 (de arena) grain poner su granito de arena to do one's bit [familiar/colloquial] hemos contribuido con nuestro granito de arena we've done our bit 1.3 [Agricultura/Agriculture] (cereales) grain almacenar grano to store grain separar or apartar el grano de la paja to separate the wheat from the chaff
- 2 [Medicina/Medicine] spot, pimple (especialmente inglés norteamericano/especially American English)
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.