Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Navarre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Navarre or its inhabitants.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Navarre, a former kingdom of western Europe, now included in France and Spain, in the western Pyrenees.

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Examples

  • It is from these ganaderías that the main navarrese ranches sprung.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • An idea of the antiquity of these animals is given by the fact that Juan Gutiérrez Altamirano, a cousin of Hernán Cortés, took cows and seed - bulls of the navarrese caste to Mexico in 1552 to found a ganadería of brave cattle, that which gave rise to the Atenco ranch of today - the name of the farm to which they were taken.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • Given the little or almost nil information about the origins of this ranch or ranches, and for the characteristics of those for which we have information, it could be that these bulls had their origins in the navarrese caste, perhaps crossed with cows from the area - salamancan or from the banks of the Jarama.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • In time he established the trunk from which the most prestigious navarrese herds branched forth.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • They were very light and brave, as was the bull of navarrese origin.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • Of all the navarrese ranches none ever equalled that of the banker Nazario Carriquiri, whose bulls derived as much popularity as those from the most renowned castillian and andalucian ganaderías.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • The fame of these "rusty bullets", as these small, agile, resistant, red bulls - hard as rocks; spicy as the green peppers of the region; indomitable of courage and with great difficulties to overcome - came to be known in the area, given their temperament and that they never merely knocked the torero over but always caught and wounded, was such that they eventually eclipsed the rest of the navarrese ganaderías and it came to pass as a general rule that all of the navarrese ganaderías were descended from that of Carriquiri.

    The foundational bull ranches

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