What does mariquita in Spanish mean?

What is the meaning of the word mariquita in Spanish? The article explains the full meaning, pronunciation along with bilingual examples and instructions on how to use mariquita in Spanish.

The word mariquita in Spanish means ladybug, yellow-shouldered blackbird, fried plantain, fag, flit, fairy, ladybird. To learn more, please see the details below.

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Meaning of the word mariquita


nombre femenino (insecto) (US)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
Las plantas estaban llenas de mariquitas.
The plants were full of ladybugs.

yellow-shouldered blackbird

nombre femenino (ave: Agelaius xanthomus)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
La mariquita es un ave muy parecida al Mozambique.
The yellow-shouldered blackbird is very similar to Mozambique.

fried plantain

nombre femenino (CU (rodaja de plátano frito)

Para el almuerzo tenemos carne con mariquitas.
For lunch we're having meat with fried plantains.

fag, flit, fairy

nombre masculino (ofensivo, coloquial (hombre homosexual) (offensive)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)


nombre femenino (insecto: coleóptero) (UK)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
La vaca de San Antonio es de color rojo con puntos negros.

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