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  1. a seaport in S Chile.
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Examples from the Web for valdivia

Historical Examples

  • Certainly not; but after all, we have nothing to do at Valdivia.

    The Smuggler Chief

    Gustave Aimard

  • Valdivia has had its share of the world's vicissitudes and calamities.

  • The population of Valdivia which is the tenth city in Chile is 24,743.

  • They had heard of the departure of the convalescent General for Valdivia.

    The Adventurers

    Gustave Aimard

  • Valdivia was at this moment oppressed by the weight of an unknown apprehension.

    The Adventurers

    Gustave Aimard

British Dictionary definitions for valdivia


  1. a port in S Chile, on the Valdivia River about 19 km (12 miles) from the Pacific: developed chiefly by German settlers in the 1850s; university (1954). Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)


  1. Pedro de (ˈpeðro de). ?1500–54, Spanish soldier; conqueror of Chile
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