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Calabria

[kuh-ley-bree-uh; Italian kah-lah-bryah] /kəˈleɪ bri ə; Italian kɑˈlɑ bryɑ/
noun
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 forms
Calabrian, noun, adjective
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  • Take it from me, it was a put-up job by that calabrian woman.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • The calabrian raised what she considered her most deadly weapon, her lorgnette.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • 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!”

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • The boy who sent the postage-stamp to the calabrian is the one who pleases me best of all.

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • Yesterday he complained to the master, because the calabrian touched his leg with his foot.

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • All at once I recognized Coraci, the calabrian, dressed in black as usual.

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • To which the calabrian said, "would you like to be keeper of the hawks?"

  • The calabrian army would assist neither with guns nor with men.

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
British Dictionary definitions for calabrian

Calabrian

/kəˈlæbrɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Calabria or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Calabria

Calabria

/kəˈlæbrɪə/
noun
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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