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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Spanish quebrada

NounEdit

quebrada (plural quebradas)

  1. A ravine.
    • 2003, Joan Koss-Chioino, ‎Thomas L. Leatherman, ‎Christine Greenway, Medical Pluralism in the Andes, page 209:
      Later, friends told me of the dangers of absorbing fright illness and mal aire from the quebrada, especially from eggs and other curing paraphernalia discarded there.

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

quebrada

  1. Feminine singular past participle of quebrar

NounEdit

quebrada f (plural quebradas)

  1. (slang, often used in plural) neighboorhood
  2. (slang) a place in a town or city where drugs are routinely consumed, often without knowledge of authorities

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

quebrada f (plural quebradas)

  1. gorge, ravine

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