austral

1
[aw-struh l]
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Origin of austral

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin austrālis southern, equivalent to Aust(e)r Auster + -ālis -al1

austral

2
[ous-trahl]
noun, plural aus·tra·les [ous-trah-les] /aʊsˈtrɑ lɛs/.
  1. a monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the peso in 1985.

Origin of austral

2
From Spanish; see origin at austral1

Austral

Austral.

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austral

1
adjective
  1. of or coming from the southaustral winds

Word Origin for austral

C14: from Latin austrālis, from auster the south wind

austral

2
noun plural -trales (-trɑːlɛs)
  1. a former monetary unit of Argentina equal to 100 centavos, replaced by the peso

Word Origin for austral

from Spanish; see austral 1

Austral.

abbreviation for
  1. Australasia
  2. Australia(n)
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Word Origin and History for austral
adj.

1540s, from Latin australis, from auster (see auster).

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austral in Science

austral

strəl]
  1. Relating to the south or to southern regions of the globe.
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