Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cataphebe.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In this case, ` to play hooky 'has nothing to do with a cow: vaca is short for the word for

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  • When the child didn't become ill with smallpox, Dr. Jenner deduced that a small dose of a disease could protect a person from a more serious illness (the word vaccine is derived partly from "vaca," the Latin word for cow).

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  • It's hard to study when you know vaca is sooo close! eeek!

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  • Wakashi is obviously a post-European contact development, and his name comes from vaca, the Spanish word for cow.

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  • Wakashi is obviously a post-European contact development, and his name comes from vaca, the Spanish word for cow.

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  • The Cuban specialty ropa vieja is understandably very popular, but our favorite was a steak preparation called vaca frita (literally, "fried cow"), a tangle of crisp beef hash and onions complemented by the moist sweetness of ripe plantains.

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  • The Cuban specialty ropa vieja is understandably very popular, but our favorite was a steak preparation called vaca frita (literally, "fried cow"), a tangle of crisp beef hash and onions complemented by the moist sweetness of ripe plantains.

    Chicago Reader

  • The Cuban specialty ropa vieja is understandably very popular, but our favorite was a steak preparation called vaca frita (literally, "fried cow"), a tangle of crisp beef hash and onions complemented by the moist sweetness of ripe plantains.

    Chicago Reader

  • The Cuban specialty ropa vieja is understandably very popular, but our favorite was a steak preparation called vaca frita (literally, "fried cow"), a tangle of crisp beef hash and onions complemented by the moist sweetness of ripe plantains.

    Chicago Reader

  • We were able to have our own "vaca" when Nolan went to bed (grill out, drink wine).

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