austral

1
[ aw-struhl ]
/ ˈɔ strəl /

adjective

(initial capital letter) Australian.

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Origin of austral

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

Definition for austral (2 of 4)

austral2
[ ous-trahl ]
/ aʊsˈtrɑl /

noun, plural aus·tra·les [ous-trah-les]. /aʊsˈtrɑ lɛs/.

a monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the peso in 1985.

Origin of austral

2
From Spanish; see origin at austral1

Definition for austral (3 of 4)

Austral

abbreviation

Definition for austral (4 of 4)

Austral.

Australasia.
Australia.
Australian.
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British Dictionary definitions for austral (1 of 3)

austral1
/ (ˈɔːstrəl) /

adjective

of or coming from the southaustral winds

Word Origin for austral

C14: from Latin austrālis, from auster the south wind

British Dictionary definitions for austral (2 of 3)

austral2
/ (aʊˈstrɑːl) /

noun plural -trales (-trɑːlɛs)

a former monetary unit of Argentina equal to 100 centavos, replaced by the peso

Word Origin for austral

from Spanish; see austral 1

British Dictionary definitions for austral (3 of 3)

Austral.

abbreviation for

Australasia
Australia(n)
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Scientific definitions for austral

austral
[ ôstrəl ]

Relating to the south or to southern regions of the globe.
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