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Vuelta Abajo

[vwel-tuh uh-bah-hoh; Spanish bwel-tah ah-vah-haw] /ˈvwɛl tə əˈbɑ hoʊ; Spanish ˈbwɛl tɑ ɑˈvɑ hɔ/
noun
1.
a region in W Cuba.
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  • It is needless to state that this price for tobacco lands, even in Vuelta Abajo, does not prevail.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • This tobacco as a rule is graded in quality and price a little below that of the choice Vuelta Abajo center.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Its leaf, however, brings in the open market only about half the sum received for the Vuelta Abajo.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The latter city is located in the western center of the Vuelta Abajo district.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The crop of the very best Vuelta Abajo tobacco is so small that not more than about 30,000 cigars can be made from it.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • That which is raised on the western end of the island and is unequalled for smoking, is called "Vuelta Abajo."

  • The future of the former is most promising; it has no rival in the world; there is only one Vuelta Abajo district.

    Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter
  • In the first place, all the best tobacco grows at the lower end of the island, and is therefore called "Vuelta Abajo."

  • It owes its past and its present importance to its location as a centre of the tobacco region of the Vuelta Abajo.

    Cuba, Old and New Albert Gardner Robinson
  • The Vuelta Abajo was completely cowed, and sentries patrolled every settlement.

British Dictionary definitions for Vuelta Abajo

Vuelta Abajo

/Spanish ˈbwelta aˈβaxo/
noun
1.
a region of W Cuba: famous for its tobacco
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