the Spanish-speaking countries south of the U.S.: Mexico, Central America (with the exception of Belize), South America (with the exceptions of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname), and most of the West Indies.
the parts of America colonized by Spaniards from the 16th century onwards and now chiefly Spanish-speaking: includes all of South America (except Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, and Surinam), Central America (except Belize), Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and a number of small Caribbean islands
[span-ish-uh-mer-i-kuh n] /ˈspæn ɪʃ əˈmɛr ɪ kən/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to the parts of America where Spanish is the prevailing language. 2. pertaining to Spain and America, sometimes to Spain and the United States: an example of Spanish-American cooperation. 3. of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Spanish America, especially those […]
- Spanish-American War
noun 1. the war between the U.S. and Spain in 1898. Spanish-American War noun 1. the war between the US and Spain (1898) resulting in Spain’s withdrawal from Cuba and its cession of Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico Spanish-American War definition A war between Spain and the United States, fought in 1898. The war […]
noun 1. the Arabic language as used in Spain during the period of Moorish domination and influence, c900–1500. Abbreviation: SpAr.
noun 1. any of certain plants belonging to the genus Yucca, of the agave family, having narrow, spine-tipped leaves and a cluster of white flowers. Spanish bayonet noun 1. any of several American liliaceous plants of the genus Yucca, esp Y. aloifolia, that have a tall woody stem, stiff pointed leaves, and large clusters of […]