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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A medieval Moorish kingdom in present-day southern Portugal. It was conquered in 1253 by Alfonso III (1210–1279).

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  • proper noun The southernmost region of Portugal.

Etymologies

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From Portuguese Algarve ("Algarve"), from Old Portuguese Algarve, from Arabic غرب (ghárb, "west") + الـ (al-, "the").

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