[ vuh-len-shee-uh, -shuh, -see-uh; Spanish vah-len-syah or, for 2, 3, -thyah ]

  1. Guil·ler·mo Le·ón [gee-yer-maw le-awn], /giˈyɛr mɔ lɛˈɔn/, 1909–71, Colombian diplomat and statesman: president 1962–66.

  2. a province in eastern Spain: the region was formerly a Moorish kingdom. 9,085 sq. mi. (23,530 sq. km).

  1. a seaport in eastern Spain.

  2. a city in northern Venezuela.

  3. a variety of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, originally from the Mediterranean area and cultivated extensively in Florida and California.

  4. Also Va·len·ti·a [vuh-len-shee-uh, -shuh]. /vəˈlɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə/. a female given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Valencia


/ (Spanish baˈlenθja) /

  1. a port in E Spain, capital of Valencia province, on the Mediterranean: the third largest city in Spain; capital of the Moorish kingdom of Valencia (1021–1238); university (1501). Pop: 780 653 (2003 est): Latin name: Valentia (vəˈlɛntɪə)

  2. a region and former kingdom of E Spain, on the Mediterranean

  1. a city in N Venezuela: one of the two main industrial centres in Venezuela. Pop: 2 330 000 (2005 est)

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Cultural definitions for Valencia


City in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea.

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