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

  • A region of northeast Spain bordering on France and the Mediterranean Sea. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was a center of socialist and anarchist activity. Catalan separatists established an autonomous republic (1932-1938) that opposed Francisco Franco's loyalist forces during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A region of SW Europe, an autonomous community of Spain. Historically, a principality also including a strip of nowadays Aragon (called usually Aragon Strip or Western Strip) and the region of Northern Catalonia (nowadays part of France).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a geographical and administrative region of northeastern Spain.

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

  • n. a region of northeastern Spain


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