[al-tuh-meer-uh; Spanish ahl-tah-mee-rah]
- a cave in northern Spain, near Santander, noted for its Upper Paleolithic polychrome paintings of bison, deer, and pigs.
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Examples from the Web for altamira
She realized that Altamira had not felt allured, and was piqued by his departure.
Altamira looked at her in astonishment; but Julien did not deign to look at her.
"He is talking to comte Altamira who was sentenced to death," said Mathilde to herself.
"Do you know the comte Altamira," she said to M. de Croisenois.
Julien came back to where she was, still talking to Altamira.
- a cave in N Spain, SW of Santander, noted for Old Stone Age wall drawings
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