Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America.
  • adj. Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture.
  • n. A Spanish-speaking person.
  • n. A U.S. citizen or resident of Latin-American or Spanish descent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Spain
  • adj. Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture, as in Latin America.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages.
  • adj. mestizo.
  • n. A Spanish-speaking person.
  • n. A person residing in the United States, Latin America or worldwide of Spanish ancestry
  • n. a mestizo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Spain or its language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Spain or its people; particularly, pertaining to ancient Spain (Hispania).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an American whose first language is Spanish
  • adj. related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

Etymologies

Latin Hispānicus, from Hispānia, Spain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hispania the Latin name for present-day Spain (Wiktionary)

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