Translation of winnow in Spanish:


aventar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈwɪnoʊ//ˈwɪnəʊ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (rice/wheat) aventar
    to winnow truth from lies discernir la verdad de la mentira
    • As, when grain is shaken and winnowed by fans and other instruments used in the threshing of corn, the close and heavy particles are borne away and settle in one direction, and the loose and light particles in another.
    • A person in clean moccasins then ‘danced the rice’ treading on it to remove the hull and then tossing it into the air to winnow the chaff.