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La Coruña

[lah kaw-roo-nyah]
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noun
  1. a seaport in NW Spain.
Also called Coruña, Corunna.

Coruña

[kuh-roon-yuh; Spanish kaw-roo-nyah]
noun
  1. La Coruña.
Also Co·run·na [kuh-ruhn-uh] /kəˈrʌn ə/.
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Examples from the Web for corunna

Historical Examples

  • It was thus in the retreat upon Corunna fell Colonel Lefebvre.

    Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • At Corunna things were pretty well even, but we had our backs to the wall.

  • As you left out an "n" in Corunna, so must I leave out an "n" in Bayonne.'

    The Roll-Call Of The Reef

    A. T. Quiller-Couch (AKA "Q.")

  • At Corunna they stood in General Fraser's division, on the right.

    The Roll-Call Of The Reef

    A. T. Quiller-Couch (AKA "Q.")

  • From Corunna they proceeded to Lisbon before returning to Falmouth.


British Dictionary definitions for corunna

Corunna

noun
  1. the English name for La Coruña

La Coruña

noun
  1. a port in NW Spain, on the Atlantic: point of departure for the Spanish Armada (1588); site of the defeat of the French by the British under Sir John Moore in the Peninsular War (1809). Pop: 243 902 (2003 est)Galician name: A Coruña English name: Corunna
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