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Elche

[el-che]
noun
  1. a city in E Spain.
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Historical Examples of elche

  • Twelve miles south is Elche, which is filled with palm-plantations.

    Vine and Olive; Or Young America in Spain and Portugal

    Oliver Optic

  • Elche, Guadix, and Jijona betray in their etymology a Semitic origin.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert

  • To send her to Elche is a charge that does not touch my compact.

    A Set of Rogues

    Frank Barrett

  • "We have four hundred miles to go ere we reach Elche," says Don Sanchez.

    A Set of Rogues

    Frank Barrett

  • Of our first coming to Elche and the strangeness of that city.

    A Set of Rogues

    Frank Barrett


British Dictionary definitions for elche

Elche

noun
  1. a town in S Spain, in Valencia: noted for Iberian and Roman archaeological finds and the medieval religious drama performed there annually: fruit growing, esp dates, pomegranates, figs. Pop: 207 163 (2003 est)Catalan name: Elx
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