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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish hueuo, from Latin ōvum (compare Catalan ou, French œuf, Italian uovo, Portuguese ovo, Romanian ou), from Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

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NounEdit

huevo m (plural huevos)

  1. egg
    • 1992, Dr. Seuss, Huevos Verdes con Jamón, translated by Aída E. Marcuse
      ¿Te gustan los huevos verdes con jamón?
  2. spawn
  3. (vulgar, slang) testicle
  4. (biology) zygote
  5. (biology) ovule

Usage notesEdit

Plural form huevos is slang for testicles and means guts as in "He’s got guts, what a brave guy".

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