- 1.1 (of plant) asparagus stalksshe's got legs like stalksespárragos (masculine plural)his eyes stood out on stalkstiene las piernas como palillos or (Mexico) popotesExample sentences
- As seeds ripened during the course of the experiment, the inflorescences were harvested by clipping the main stalk of each flowering culm just below the lowermost panicle branch.
- To prepare parsley for chopping, pull leaves from the main stalk.
- Ally chewed a grass stalk and listened to the bumblebees.
(British English) (Cars)Example sentences
- Its heart-shaped leaves float on the water surface and five-petaled white flowers rise on little stalks above the leaves.
- They attack young leaves, flower stalks and buds.
- Exacerbated by warm, humid weather, red blotch infects leaves, flower stalks, blooms and bulb scales.
- The stalks controlling lights and windscreen wipers are to European standards, with lights to the left and wipers to the right.
- The only annoyance is that the wiper and light control stalks remain on the Japanese sides of the steering wheel.
- There are steering column stalks to control the audio and cruise control and expect to find plenty of cubby holes and storage bins.
- 1.1(prey/game)famine stalks the land [literary]la hambruna asola la región ( or el país etc)Example sentences1.2
- This time, however, the birds were starting to stir and make noise, and a neighbourhood cat was stalking one in the grass that was already making a grab for a worm or two.
- White Fang does not make an uproar, but rather follows quietly, stalking the stranger.
- He felt a glow of admiration for Whitepaws; she was now stalking the beast at a safe distance as it approached him.
- He began associating with gangs, using drugs and verbally harassing and stalking young women.
- Although the case was settled out of court, her father became obsessive, stalking her and paying a private detective to follow her.
- An obsessed psychologist stalked her ex-lover and his new girlfriend before a Hallowe'en night confrontation ended in murder, a court has been told.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.