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

  • A river flowing about 338 km (210 mi) from northwest Spain south and southwest to the Atlantic Ocean. Its lower course forms part of the border between Spain and Portugal.


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  • Macedon but in the Peninsula, namely the Minho, which probably got its denomination from that race cognate to the Cumry, the Gael, who were the first colonisers of the Peninsula, and whose generic name yet stares us in the face and salutes our ears in the words Galicia and Portugal.

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  • "It is called the Minho regiment, sir, and consists of two battalions.

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  • The Minho is justly proud of its cuisine, although its hearty traditions may not appeal to the fainthearted.

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  • This year, however, the city, set among the green hills of Portugal's northwestern Minho region, is getting a cultural adrenaline rush.

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  • Here you are in white-wine country, where producers in the Minho make a green wine that is very dry and on a first sip can appear slightly sharp, with a mouth-puckering acid kick and a slightly spritzy feel.

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  • One country I have increasingly championed is Portugal, which is emerging from a past dominated by the production of port to produce a swathe of wines from opulent reds in the Douro valley, to dry whites with a distinctive mineral core even further north in the Minho, to wines with a distinctly Portuguese character in the southern province of Alentejo.

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  • Given the quality of Vinho Verde wine just to the north in the Minho region, this makes perfect sense.

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  • Brothers tend to have one of the two elements in common --- as in Minho and Junho.

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  • The correct names of the Portuguese towns where she lived and painted in 1914-1915 are: Vila do Conde and Valença do Minho. reply

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  • Encontrei a exposição em Braga porque, apesar de neste momento estar a viver em Inglaterra, o semestre passado estava a estudar na Universidade do Minho.

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