Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday June 23, 2012
English has a general word - nuts - to cover hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and so forth. There is no such general word in Spanish, and each kind of nut has a specific name, as with las nueces, walnuts. In cookery, the oil from walnuts is sometimes used instead of olive oil.
el aceite de nuez
Another very common ingredient in cooking is la nuez moscada, nutmeg.
Espolvorearlos con un poquito de nuez moscada.
Sprinkle them with a little nutmeg.
La nuez is also used in a surprising way to replace a different fruit in English:
la nuez de Adán
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