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  • adj. From or relating to Valencia, its people, or its language.
  • n. An inhabitant of Valencia.
  • proper n. A dialect of the Catalan language spoken primarily in Valencia that is recognized by ISO 639 as an alternate name for the language.


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  • It is official beside Spanish in the Spanish autonomous regions of Catalonia, Valencia-where Catalan is usually called '' 'Valencian' ''

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  • Mr. Dacosta, who is known for finding radical culinary solutions lurking behind local Valencian customs, is a fan of saffron's most famous application in Spain—paella, the rice mélange that Spaniards associate with Valencia but also treat as something of a national dish.

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  • Jam World Images/Alamy Extracting saffron crocus stigmas in La Mancha "Paella is the dish most representative of Valencian cuisine," he says.

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  • Next week is the 500th anniversary of the birth of Francis Borgia (1510 – 72), the Jesuit priest, Valencian aristocrat, Catholic saint and last great member of the House of Borgia.

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  • The tomatoes were used by the film's director, Zoya Akhtar, to recreate the chaos of the La Tomatina festival in the small Valencian town of Buñol.

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  • So when Trent Lowe, who was living in Valencia and who had been sick for a long time, came to me for help, I sent him to the local Valencian sports institute for testing so we could find out what we were dealing with.

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  • Chicken, as used by Colman Andrews in his Valencian paella with shellfish, imparts a pleasingly savoury note but jars with the marine flavours in this particular dish.

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  • As Valencian chef Llorenç Millo sensibly observes, "paella has as many recipes as there are villages, and nearly as many as there are cooks".

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  • Construction along the Valencian coast outpaced the building boom elsewhere across Spain.

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  • Construction along the Valencian coast outpaced the building boom elsewhere across Spain, and accounted for more than 12% of the region's economy in 2008 — more than twice what it had a decade earlier.

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