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La Mancha

[lah mahn-chah] /lɑ ˈmɑn tʃɑ/
noun
1.
a plateau region in central Spain: famous as the birthplace of Don Quixote, the hero of Cervantes' novel Don Quixote de la Mancha.
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  • The curate of La Mancha was not the only one who disapproved of them.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • Sebastiani was in La Mancha with a force not quite so strong.

    With Wellington in Spain F. S. Brereton
  • Perchance you may have encountered them in traversing the high parameras of La Mancha?

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • We have animadverted upon the absence of water in La Mancha.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Garganey also nest in large numbers on the lagoons of Daimiel in La Mancha.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Perhaps he may have been caricaturing "the ingenious gentleman" of La Mancha.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • Where will you meet with giants in Spain, or monsters in La Mancha?

    The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • They determined to make a bend to the left, and enter La Mancha and the kingdom of Murcia.

    The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The mad Knight of La Mancha, we are told, mortgaged his house and laid out a pretty sum on extra shirts.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for La Mancha

La Mancha

/Spanish la ˈmantʃa/
noun
1.
a plateau of central Spain, between the mountains of Toledo and the hills of Cuenca: traditionally associated with episodes in Don Quixote. Average height: 600 m (2000 ft)
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