Origin of austral1
- a monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the peso in 1985.
Origin of austral2
From Spanish; see origin at austral1
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Examples from the Web for austral
Other species are exclusively tropical or austral in their range.
Whilst that in the other hemisphere he calls south, austral or antarctic.Makers of Electricity
Certainly he was not on board the Austral, as I took my passage in her to Adelaide.Christopher Crayon's Recollections
J. Ewing Ritchie
I reckon that we are not more than two hundred and fifty miles from the Austral Group.Maori and Settler
G. A. Henty
Joseph Hall's new world is also figured as an Austral Continent.Ideal Commonwealths
- of or coming from the southaustral winds
C14: from Latin austrālis, from auster the south wind
- a former monetary unit of Argentina equal to 100 centavos, replaced by the peso
from Spanish; see austral 1
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Word Origin and History for austral
1540s, from Latin australis, from auster (see auster).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to the south or to southern regions of the globe.
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