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Meaning of SPANISH

Pronunciation:  'spanish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
  2. [n]  the people of Spain
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain; "Spanish music"

SPANISH is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Spanish people
 See Also: a people, country, land, Latinian language, Mexican Spanish, nation, Romance, Romance language



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Span"ish\, a.
    Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
    {Spanish bayonet} (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}.
    {Spanish bean} (Bot.) See the Note under {Bean}.
    {Spanish black}, a black pigment obtained by charring cork.
    {Spanish broom} (Bot.), a leguminous shrub ({Spartium
       junceum}) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
    {Spanish brown}, a species of earth used in painting, having
       a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of
       sesquioxide of iron.
    {Spanish buckeye} (Bot.), a small tree ({Ungnadia speciosa})
       of Texas, New Mexico, etc., related to the buckeye, but
       having pinnate leaves and a three-seeded fruit.
    {Spanish burton} (Naut.), a purchase composed of two single
       blocks. A double Spanish burton has one double and two
       single blocks. --Luce (Textbook of Seamanship).
    {Spanish chalk} (Min.), a kind of steatite; -- so called
       because obtained from Aragon in Spain.
    {Spanish cress} (Bot.), a cruciferous plant ({lepidium
       Cadamines}), a species of peppergrass.
    {Spanish curiew} (Zo["o]l.), the long-billed curlew. [U.S.]
    {Spanish daggers} (Bot.) See {Spanish bayonet}.
    {Spanish elm} (Bot.), a large West Indian tree ({Cordia
       Gerascanthus}) furnishing hard and useful timber.
    {Spanish feretto}, a rich reddish brown pigment obtained by
       calcining copper and sulphur together in closed crucibles.
    {Spanish flag} (Zo["o]l.), the California rockfish
       ({Sebastichthys rubrivinctus}). It is conspicuously
       colored with bands of red and white.
    {Spanish fly} (Zo["o]l.), a brilliant green beetle, common in
       the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See
       {Blister beetle} under {Blister}, and {Cantharis}.
    {Spanish fox} (Naut.), a yarn twisted against its lay.
    {Spanish grass}. (Bot.) See {Esparto}.
    {Spanish juice} (Bot.), licorice.
    {Spanish leather}. See {Cordwain}.
    {Spanish mackerel}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A species of mackerel ({Scomber colias}) found both in
        Europe and America. In America called {chub mackerel},
        {big-eyed mackerel}, and {bull mackerel}.
    (b) 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
    {Spanish main}, 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.
    {Spanish moss}. (Bot.) See {Tillandsia}.
    {Spanish needles} (Bot.), a composite weed ({Bidens
       bipinnata}) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
    {Spanish nut} (Bot.), a bulbous plant ({Iris Sisyrinchium})
       of the south of Europe.
    {Spanish potato} (Bot.), the sweet potato. See under
    {Spanish red}, an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian
       red, but slightly yellower and warmer. --Fairholt.
    {Spanish reef} (Naut.), a knot tied in the head of a
       jib-headed sail.
    {Spanish sheep} (Zo["o]l.), a merino.
    {Spanish white}, an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by
       pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white
    {Spanish windlass} (Naut.), a wooden roller, with a rope
       wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to
       serve as a lever.
  2. \Span"ish\, n.
    The language of Spain.