Definitions

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

  • A historical region and former province of western Portugal surrounding Lisbon.
  • A historical region of west-central Spain bordering on Portugal. Reconquered from the Moors in the 12th and 13th centuries, it was frequently a battlefield in the Spanish territorial wars with Portugal and in the Peninsular War fought between France and Great Britain (1808-1814).

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  • proper n. An autonomous community of western Spain

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Examples

  • Hernán Cortés was born in 1485 at Medellín, in the southwestern Spanish province of Estremadura.

    Affirmative action and Hernán Cortés (1485–1547)

  • The conquistadors mostly came from Estremadura, & it occurred to me as I passed through that they must have felt right at home in northern Mexico & southwest US.

    Archive 2009-11-22

  • I was traveling in Navarra, Basque territory although thankfully going down slope & then Estremadura.

    Archive 2009-11-22

  • Although abroad Linux is widely used in state institutions and at schools in the Spanish province of Estremadura it is installed on all school computers, such a large-scale migration to the open source software has not been carried out before.

    Russian Schools Say "Да!" to Open Source

  • Castiles, in Estremadura, in Andalusia, still without bread enough to feed herself, and obliges her to import alien wheat.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Estremadura, Galicia, and Portugal, and produced a goodly line of men distinguished in the service of Church and State.

    Don Quixote

  • Estremadura; and if the plains of Leon and Old Castile are bald and dreary, they are studded with old cities renowned in history and rich in relics of the past.

    Don Quixote

  • Over there, in the Estremadura, the French were waiting, their Eagles gathering for the battle that had to come, while behind him, in the lane that led from the town, Sir Henry Simmerson was in sight coming to claim his victory and his victims for the triangle.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • Over there, in the Estremadura, the French were waiting, their Eagles gathering for the battle that had to come, while behind him, in the lane that led from the town, Sir Henry

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • With such a mighty armament bearing remorselessly down on the city, the 10,000 available men of the Army of Estremadura had little chance of offering effective resistance.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

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