[gwair-ni-kuh; Spanish ger-nee-kah]
  1. Basque town in northern Spain: bombed and destroyed in 1937 by German planes helping the insurgents in the Spanish Civil War.
  2. (italics) a painting (1937) by Pablo Picasso. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • For ourselves, we turned our faces toward the centre of Vizcayan glory, the famous Tree of Guernica.

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British Dictionary definitions for guernica


  1. a town in N Spain: formerly the seat of a Basque parliament; destroyed in 1937 by German bombers during the Spanish Civil War, an event depicted in one of Picasso's most famous paintings. Pop: 15 454 (2003 est)Basque name: Gernika
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