Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday May 7, 2011

hueso, noun:
bone; stone

Like so many words in English and Spanish hueso has two different but conceptually related meanings. It can refer to the bones of a person or animal, or to the stones of fruit and olives.

un corte de carne con hueso
a cut of meat on the bone

aceitunas sin hueso
pitted olives

Remember that hueso does not refer to fish bones. The word for these is espinas:

con las espinas puedes hacer fondos de pescado
with the bones you can make a fish stock

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