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[kuh-ley-bree-uh; Italian kah-lah-bryah]
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  1. a region in S Italy. 2,048,901. 5828 sq. mi. (15,100 sq. km). Capital: Reggio Calabria.
  2. an ancient district at the extreme SE part of the Italian peninsula.
Related formsCa·la·bri·an, noun, adjective
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  • Take it from me, it was a put-up job by that Calabrian woman.

  • The Calabrian raised what she considered her most deadly weapon, her lorgnette.

  • He was a Calabrian, and as early as 1552 was professor of medicine at Perugia.

  • Derossi embraced the Calabrian, saying in his clear voice, “Welcome!”

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    Edmondo De Amicis

  • The boy who sent the postage-stamp to the Calabrian is the one who pleases me best of all.

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British Dictionary definitions for calabrian


  1. of or relating to Calabria or its inhabitants
  1. a native or inhabitant of Calabria


  1. a region of SW Italy: mostly mountainous and subject to earthquakes. Chief town: Reggio di Calabria. Pop: 2 007 392 (2003 est). Area: 15 080 sq km (5822 sq miles)
  2. an ancient region of extreme SE Italy (3rd century bc to about 668 ad); now part of Apulia
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