Examples from the Web for lusitanian
The boat—this floating church of Morrissey, this Lusitanian of sadness—is sold out.This Charming Man: Meet 'Ronnissey,' Brooklyn's Fake Morrissey|Michael Moynihan|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even a Lusitanian animal may have mingled with these migrants, so that all three elements may occur together in one locality.
But I am not quite satisfied that the Lusitanian migration ceased to come north then.
The son of a Lusitanian merchant, while in Fez on a trading expedition, buys the relics of a Christian saint.The Grateful Dead|Gordon Hall Gerould
A number of Mollusca are mentioned which from their range likewise indicate a Lusitanian origin.
The sixth cherry is the Lusitanian, which, if the translations read aright, the Belgians rank highest.The Cherries of New York|U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for lusitanian (1 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for lusitanian
Latin name of a region roughly corresponding to modern Portugal; in modern use, allusive or poetic for "Portugal." The Cunard ocean liner (sister ship of the Mauretania and Aquitania, also named after Roman Atlantic coastal provinces) was launched in 1906, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-20 on May 7, 1915.
Culture definitions for lusitanian
A British passenger ship sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1915. Germany, then at war with Britain but not with the United States (see World War I), had warned Americans against traveling on the ship. More than a hundred Americans died in the sinking. The incident worsened relations between Germany and the United States and encouraged American involvement in the war.