Examples from the Web for southwestern
Virtually all the southwestern gangs of Mexican heritage (Surenos or Southsiders) are under their control.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Languishing in a prison cell in southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, 21-year-old Razie Ebrahimi awaits her date with the gallows.
Nestled here, in the southwestern corner of the compound, is a heap of crumbling concrete.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President Xi Jinping joked that the air in Guizhou, a southwestern province, was so pure that it should be put up for sale.
The Gigafactory would be built somewhere in the southwestern U.S., and could employ up to 6,500 people.
Lee emigrated from the southwestern states, and immediately became a leader in Oregon politics.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
Toward the southwestern portion of the lake is Wizard Island, 845 feet high, circular in shape, and slightly covered with timber.
Summer resident; not uncommon locally; found only in southwestern part of the State.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
For the most part, the production has always been confined to southern India in the elevated region near the southwestern coast.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
Parallel with the southeastern and southwestern palisades rifle pits were dug.Colonel Washington|Archer Butler Hulbert
British Dictionary definitions for southwestern (1 of 2)
adjective Also: southwestern
British Dictionary definitions for southwestern (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for southwestern (1 of 2)
Old English suðwesterne; see southwest + -ern. In reference to a section of the U.S., from 1806, when it meant "Mississippi and Alabama."