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

  • A city of southwest Spain on the Guadalquivir River north-northeast of Cádiz. An important settlement under the Romans, Vandals, and Visigoths, it was conquered by the Moors in A.D. 712 and later taken by Ferdinand III of Castile, who made it his royal residence in 1248. The city especially prospered after the discovery of the New World and served as the chief port of colonial trade until the early 18th century. Population: 699,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Andalusia, Spain.

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  • n. a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain

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From the Spanish Sevilla. (Wiktionary)

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