carabassa

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a pre-Roman (Iberia), possibly non-Indo-European, substrate language. From the reconstructed term *carapaccia (or *calapaccia: compare Spanish calabaza and Portuguese cabaça), denoting the envelope or shell of certain plants and animals. See also clàpet. First attested in 1272.

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PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /kə.ɾəˈβa.sə/
  • (Central Catalan, colloquial, pronouncing carbassa) IPA(key): /kəɾ'βa.sə/

NounEdit

carabassa f (plural carabasses)

  1. pumpkin
  2. (color) orange

AdjectiveEdit

carabassa

  1. (color) orange

SynonymsEdit

Last modified on 15 March 2014, at 09:30