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amapola con goma

English translation: poppy gum

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15:28 Nov 30, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: amapola con goma
Una infusión., pagina 1

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, El General en su Laberinto
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 13:40
English translation:poppy gum
Explanation:
Here's an example:

Miami Herald: Experts say most kids join voluntarily, ...
... on a child labor force. Thousands of nimble-fingered kids pick the coca leaves and harvest the poppy gum that provide the raw material for cocaine and heroin. ...
www.herald.com/content/archive/specialreport/docs/058718.ht...

And an explanation (from my "vast" store of knowlege)--opium is obtained by cutting the poppy pod, causing a milky substance to ooze out (the same way milkweed does).
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 07:40
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napoppy gum
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poppy gum


Explanation:
Here's an example:

Miami Herald: Experts say most kids join voluntarily, ...
... on a child labor force. Thousands of nimble-fingered kids pick the coca leaves and harvest the poppy gum that provide the raw material for cocaine and heroin. ...
www.herald.com/content/archive/specialreport/docs/058718.ht...

And an explanation (from my "vast" store of knowlege)--opium is obtained by cutting the poppy pod, causing a milky substance to ooze out (the same way milkweed does).


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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