novillada

noun no·vi·lla·da \ ˌnōvēˈyädə \

Definition of novillada

plural -s
:a bullfight in which novilleros fight immature, overage, or defective bulls
  • the best bullfight to see first would be a novillada
  • —Ernest Hemingway

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Origin and Etymology of novillada

Spanish, from novillo


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of novillada


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