one of a breed of horses, raised originally in Arabia and adjacent countries, noted for intelligence, grace, and speed.
- Arabian jasmine
a climbing shrub, Jasminum sambac, of India, having hairy branches and very fragrant white flowers that turn purple with age, used in making jasmine tea; sampaguita.
- Arabian nights
arabian nights A famous collection of Persian, Indian, and Arabian folktales. Supposedly, the legendary Scheherazade told these stories to her husband the sultan, a different tale every night for 1,001 days; therefore, the collection is sometimes called The Thousand and One Nights. The Arabian Nights includes the stories of familiar characters such as Aladdin and […]
- Arabian nights entertainments
a collection of Eastern folk tales derived in part from Indian and Persian sources and dating from the 10th century a.d.
- Arabian peninsula
a peninsula in SW Asia, including , Yemen Arab Republic, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait: divided in ancient times into , , and . About 1,000,000 sq. mi. (2,600,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples One bystander said he was told to tell the media that they were from […]