[ al-uh-vuh ]
/ ˈæl ə və /
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Cape Alava, a cape in northwestern Washington State: the westernmost point in the conterminous United States.
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Origin of Alava
First recorded in 1885–90; named after José Manuel de Álava (1743–95), Spanish army officer, governor of Acapulco, and explorer of the Pacific Northwest
Words nearby Alava
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How to use Alava in a sentence
The gunboat Alava co-operated by firing shells into the rebel camp situated just outside the town.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The enemy, however, had now retired to his strongholds in Alava and Guipuscoa.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
He has not written to Alava, nor Alava to him, for three years, because he knows that all letters are opened and read.
Alava was wounded a few minutes before him, and Major Brooke nearly at the same time.
Alava enjoyed the unique distinction of having been present both at Trafalgar and Waterloo.A Week at Waterloo in 1815|Magdalene De Lancey