English translation of 'penca'
(= hoja) leaf
(= nervio) main rib
(= chumbera) prickly pear
2. (Mexico) [de cuchillo] blade
▪ idiom: agarrar una penca (Latin America) (informal) to get sloshed (informal)
▪ idiom: hacerse de pencas to have to be coaxed into doing something
una penca de casa a great big house
una penca de hombre a fine-looking man
una penca de mujer a fine-looking woman
5. (Latin America) (vulgar) (= pene) prick (vulgar)
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