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

  • adjective Of or relating to Spain or its people or culture.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Spanish language.
  • noun The Romance language of the largest part of Spain and most of Central and South America.
  • noun The people of Spain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Spain or a Spaniard or Spaniards.
  • The long-billed curlew, Numenius longirostris.
  • A preparation of Spanish flies; cantharides used as a vesicant.
  • noun The language of Spain, one of the Romance languages, but much mixed with Other elements and altered by them.
  • noun A white-faced black Spanish fowl. See Spanish fowl, under I.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The language of Spain.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
  • adjective (Bot.) a liliaceous plant (Yucca alorifolia) with rigid spine-tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern United States and mexico. Called also Spanish daggers.
  • adjective (Bot.) See the Note under Bean.
  • adjective a black pigment obtained by charring cork.
  • adjective (Bot.) a leguminous shrub (Spartium junceum) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
  • adjective a species of earth used in painting, having a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of sesquioxide of iron.
  • adjective (Bot.) a small tree (Ungnadia speciosa) of Texas, New Mexico, etc., related to the buckeye, but having pinnate leaves and a three-seeded fruit.
  • adjective (Naut.) a purchase composed of two single blocks. A double Spanish burton has one double and two single blocks.
  • adjective (Min.) a kind of steatite; -- so called because obtained from Aragon in Spain.
  • adjective (Bot.) a cruciferous plant (Lepidium Cadamines), a species of peppergrass.
  • adjective (Zoöl.), [U.S.] the long-billed curlew.
  • adjective (Bot.) See Spanish bayonet.
  • adjective (Bot.) a large West Indian tree (Cordia Gerascanthus) furnishing hard and useful timber.
  • adjective a rich reddish brown pigment obtained by calcining copper and sulphur together in closed crucibles.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the California rockfish (Sebastichthys rubrivinctus). It is conspicuously colored with bands of red and white.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a brilliant green beetle, common in the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See Blister beetle under Blister, and Cantharis.
  • adjective (Naut.) a yarn twisted against its lay.
  • adjective (Bot.) See Esparto.
  • adjective (Bot.) licorice.
  • adjective See Cordwain.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) In the United States, a handsome mackerel having bright yellow round spots (Scomberomorus maculatus), highly esteemed as a food fish. The name is sometimes erroneously applied to other species. See Illust. under Mackerel.
  • adjective the name formerly given to the southern portion of the Caribbean Sea, together with the contiguous coast, embracing the route traversed by Spanish treasure ships from the New to the Old World.
  • adjective (Bot.) See Tillandsia (and note at that entry).
  • adjective (Bot.) a composite weed (Bidens bipinnata) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
  • adjective (Bot.) a bulbous plant (Iris Sisyrinchium) of the south of Europe.
  • adjective (Bot.) the sweet potato. See under Potato.
  • adjective an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian red, but slightly yellower and warmer.
  • adjective (Naut.) a knot tied in the head of a jib-headed sail.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a merino.
  • adjective an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white pigment.
  • adjective (Naut.) a wooden roller, with a rope wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to serve as a lever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Spain.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.
  • proper noun A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.
  • noun People of Spain, collectively.
  • noun US People of Hispanic origin.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain
  • noun the people of Spain
  • noun the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain


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

[Alteration (influenced by Latin Hispānia, Spain) of Middle English Spainish, from Spaine, Spain, from Old French Espaigne; see Spaniard.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.


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