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Spanish guitar

  

      n   the classic form of the guitar; a six-stringed instrument with a waisted body and a central sound hole  
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Spanish  
      n  
1    the official language of Spain, Mexico, and most countries of South and Central America except Brazil: also spoken in Africa, the Far East, and elsewhere. It is the native language of approximately 200 million people throughout the world. Spanish is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group  
2    the Spanish   functioning as pl   Spaniards collectively  
      adj  
3    of or relating to the Spanish language or its speakers  
4    of or relating to Spain or Spaniards  


Judaeo-Spanish  
      n      another name for       Ladino  
Spanish America  
      n   the parts of America colonized by Spaniards from the 16th century onwards and now chiefly Spanish-speaking: includes all of South America (except Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, and Surinam), Central America (except Belize), Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and a number of small Caribbean islands  
Spanish-American  
      adj  
1    of or relating to any of the Spanish-speaking countries or peoples of the Americas  
      n  
2    a native or inhabitant of Spanish America  
3    a Spanish-speaking person in the U.S.  
Spanish-American War  
      n   the war between the U.S. and Spain (1898) resulting in Spain's withdrawal from Cuba and its cession of Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico  
Spanish Armada  
      n   the great fleet sent by Philip II of Spain against England in 1588: defeated in the Channel by the English fleets and almost completely destroyed by storms off the Hebrides,   (Also called)    the Armada  
Spanish bayonet  
      n   any of several American liliaceous plants of the genus Yucca, esp. Y. aloifolia, that have a tall woody stem, stiff pointed leaves, and large clusters of white flowers: cultivated for ornament  
   See also       Adam's-needle  
Spanish cedar  
      n   a tall meliaceous tree, Cedrela odorata, of tropical America, the East Indies, and Australia, having smooth bark, pinnate leaves, yellow flowers, and light-coloured aromatic wood  
Spanish Civil War  
      n   the civil war in Spain from 1936 to 1939 in which insurgent nationalists, led by General Franco, succeeded in overthrowing the republican government. During the war Spain became an ideological battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries  
Spanish customs   , practices  
      pl n  
Informal   irregular practices among a group of workers to gain increased financial allowances, reduced working hours, etc.,   (Also called)    old Spanish customs, practices  
Spanish fly  
      n  
1    a European blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria (family Meloidae), the dried bodies of which yield the pharmaceutical product cantharides  
2       another name for       cantharides  
Spanish Guinea  
      n      the former name (until 1964) of       Equatorial Guinea  
Spanish guitar  
      n   the classic form of the guitar; a six-stringed instrument with a waisted body and a central sound hole  
Spanish Inquisition  
      n   the institution that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain, chiefly by the persecution of heretics, Jews, etc., esp. from the 15th to 17th centuries  
   See also       Inquisition  
Spanish mackerel  
      n  
1      (Also called)    kingfish   any scombroid food fish of the genus Scomberomorus, esp. S. maculatus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Scombridae (mackerels, tunnies, etc.)  
2    a mackerel, Scomber colias, of European and E North American coasts that is similar to the common Atlantic mackerel  
Spanish Main  
      n  
1    the mainland of Spanish America, esp. the N coast of South America from the Isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco River, Venezuela  
2    the Caribbean Sea, the S part of which in colonial times was the route of Spanish treasure galleons and the haunt of pirates  
Spanish Morocco  
      n   a former Spanish colony on the N coast of Morocco: part of the kingdom of Morocco since 1956  
  Spanish Moroccan      adj, n  
Spanish moss  
      n  
1    an epiphytic bromeliaceous plant, Tillandsia usneoides, growing in tropical and subtropical regions as long bluish-grey strands suspended from the branches of trees  
2    a tropical lichen, Usnea longissima, growing as long trailing green threads from the branches of trees,   (Also called)    long moss  
Spanish omelette  
      n   an omelette made by adding green peppers, onions, tomato, etc., to the eggs  
Spanish onion  
      n   any of several varieties of large mild-flavoured onions  
Spanish paprika  
      n   a mild seasoning made from a variety of red pepper grown in Spain  
Spanish rice  
      n   rice cooked with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, etc., and often flavoured with saffron  
Spanish Sahara  
      n      the former name (until 1975) of       Western Sahara  
Spanish topaz  
      n   an orange-brown form of quartz, used as a gemstone  
Spanish West Africa  
      n   a former overseas territory of Spain in NW Africa: divided in 1958 into the overseas provinces of Ifni and Spanish Sahara  
  Spanish West African      adj, n  
Spanish windlass  
      n   a stick used as a device for twisting and tightening a rope or cable  
War of the Spanish Succession  
      n   the war (1701--14) between Austria, Britain, Prussia, and the Netherlands on the one side and France, Spain, and Bavaria on the other over the disputed succession to the Spanish throne  

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