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[an-dl-oo-zhuh, -shee-uh] /ˌæn dlˈu ʒə, -ʃi ə/
Spanish Andalucía
[ahn-dah-loo-thee-ah, -see-ah] /ˌɑn dɑ luˈθi ɑ, -ˈsi ɑ/ (Show IPA)
. a region in S Spain, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. 33,712 sq. mi. (87,314 sq. km).
a city in S Alabama.
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Andalusian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for andalusian
Historical Examples
  • Nay, of andalusian, and consequently of Arabian, origin she must be.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Meanwhile the press in Madrid laments the incultura of the andalusian peasants.

    Rosinante to the Road Again

    John Dos Passos
  • I am quite sure it is the secret of the andalusian's poise and walk.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • It is said to have originated from the small andalusian horse and the Chinese mare.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • Other excellent egg breeds are the Spanish, andalusian, and Minorca.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • The andalusian type has lost nothing in the northern provinces of Mexico.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • But the small andalusian steeds were no match for the Godolphin Arab.

    The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
  • The mob joined in, and clamoured for the dismissal of the "andalusian Woman."

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • I had not an English horse there, so I bought that andalusian jennet.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Cases in point are those of the primula flowers and the andalusian fowls.


    Reginald Crundall Punnett
British Dictionary definitions for andalusian


a region of S Spain, on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, with the Sierra Morena in the north, the Sierra Nevada in the southeast, and the Guadalquivir River flowing over fertile lands between them; a centre of Moorish civilization; it became an autonomous region in 1981. Area: about 87 280 sq km (33 700 sq miles) Spanish name Andalucía (andaluˈθia)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for andalusian


former name of southern Spain, from Spanish, from Arabic al Andalus, name for the entire peninsula, from Late Latin *Vandalicia "the country of the Vandals," in reference to one of the Germanic tribes that overran the Western Empire 3c.-4c. and for a time settled in southern Spain. See vandal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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