tienta

noun

tien·​ta
tēˈentə
plural -s
: a test of the spirit and keenness of young bulls and heifers to determine their fitness for the ring or for breeding

called also tentadero

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, test, probe, from tentar to touch, test, probe, from Latin temptare, tentare to touch, feel, attempt, tempt

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“Tienta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tienta. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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