breñón

English translation: (large expanse of) scrubland

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Spanish term or phrase:breñón
English translation:(large expanse of) scrubland
Entered by: Charles Davis

16:35 Oct 23, 2011
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Geography / Description of terrain
Spanish term or phrase: breñón
This is from a police accident report from Costa Rica. . Here is the context:, "al lado oeste del vehículo se observó una pared de tierra tipo breñón, con una altura de unos treinta metros...por dicho breñón fue que cayó el vehículo"

I see that there is a town in C.R called Breñón, but I can't make a connection. I also see that there is a kind of vegetation known as breñón that I found in this fairly obscure citation:

" La segunda categoría clasificada se definió su composición por una vegetación secundaria joven, la cual presenta arbustos con alturas menores a los siete metros, con alta variedad de especies, otro tipo de vegetación de menor tamaño que la anterior la cual presenta una composición florística alta, se trata del charral y que específicamente en esta zona se le domina *breñon* , generalmente esas dos vegetaciones se encuentran juntas"

Thank you in advance for any help.
Jessica Noyes
United States
Local time: 19:12
(large expanse of) scrubland
Explanation:
I found this entry in a Diccionario de costarriqueñismos:

"breña. f. No solamente la "tierra quebrada entre peñas y poblada de maleza", como dice el diccionario, sino toda porción de terreno, quebrado o llano, que tenga maleza [...]
breñón. m. Breña muy grande."
http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Centro_de_informacion/biblioteca/O...

The definition of "breña" cited here is from the DRAE
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltGUIBusUsual?TIPO_HTML=2&TIPO...

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Note added at 24 mins (2011-10-23 16:59:57 GMT)
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There are references in several Costa Rican sites to "Zona de pasto abandonado (breñón, tacotal)"
http://www.mundoanuncio.cr/finca-sostenible-casa-cabinas-bod...
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 01:12
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(large expanse of) scrubland


Explanation:
I found this entry in a Diccionario de costarriqueñismos:

"breña. f. No solamente la "tierra quebrada entre peñas y poblada de maleza", como dice el diccionario, sino toda porción de terreno, quebrado o llano, que tenga maleza [...]
breñón. m. Breña muy grande."
http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Centro_de_informacion/biblioteca/O...

The definition of "breña" cited here is from the DRAE
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltGUIBusUsual?TIPO_HTML=2&TIPO...

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Note added at 24 mins (2011-10-23 16:59:57 GMT)
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There are references in several Costa Rican sites to "Zona de pasto abandonado (breñón, tacotal)"
http://www.mundoanuncio.cr/finca-sostenible-casa-cabinas-bod...

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 01:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40
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Asker: Thank you!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christine Walsh: Oxford has 'breña' as scrubland too. Saludos, CW
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Christine! Saludos :)

agree  Jenni Lukac (X)
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  -> Thanks, Jenni :)

agree  FVS (X)
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, FVS :)

agree  Silvina P.: exacto
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  -> ¡Muchas gracias, Silvina!
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