Definitions

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  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Corsica, the Corsican people or the Corsican language.
  • n. A person from Corsica or of Corsican descent.
  • proper n. The language of the Corsican people.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to Corsica (definition 2).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging or relating to Corsica, an island of the Mediterranean, north of Sardinia (formerly dependent on different states of Italy, but belonging to France since 1769, and now one of its departments), or to its inhabitants.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Corsica; specifically, a member of the indigenous race of Corsica, of Italian affinity.
  • n. The dialect of the Italian language spoken by Corsicans.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Corsica or its people

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Examples

  • I never saw such a figure as the fellow cut in what he called a Corsican habit, at one of Mrs. Cornely's balls, at Carlisle House, Soho.

    Barry Lyndon

  • He was called the Corsican Monster, the Poisoner, and a hundred other epithets in the newspapers of the time.

    Emancipation

  • I never saw such a figure as the fellow cut in what he called a Corsican habit, at one of Mrs. Cornely‚Äôs balls, at Carlisle House,

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • "Say this to him: 'Sire, you are deceived as to the feeling in France, as to the opinions of the towns, and the prejudices of the army; he whom in Paris you call the Corsican ogre, who at Nevers is styled the usurper, is already saluted as Bonaparte at Lyons, and emperor at

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  • Neither does an indigenous language, like Corsican, which is spoken by natives of Corsica and closely related to the Tuscan dialect of Italian.

    World's Sexiest Islands

  • Alphonso d'Ornano, often called the Corsican Captain.

    In Kings' Byways

  • In a word, this was a Corsican, which is to say that he was different from any other European race, and would, as sure as there is corn in Egypt, be overbearing, masterful, impossible.

    The Isle of Unrest

  • At her stand you'll also find fiadone, a Corsican take on cheesecake made with brocciu a kind of Corsican ricotta, eggs, sugar and lemon zest.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • A strange family feud, quite "Corsican" in its character, came to light some time ago, while we were at Cunningham's Ford.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • And I had to use my "Corsican" freely to satisfy in some small measure their curiosity about the world beyond _le maquis_, and beyond the sea.

    A Tramp's Notebook

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