Definition of Spaniard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspanjəd/


1A native or inhabitant of Spain, or a person of Spanish descent.
Example sentences
  • Ecuador's 11 million people are descended from Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and other Europeans.
  • In the 1560s England was jealous of Spain, because the Spaniards were taking gold and silver from the Americas and the English wanted some of that wealth.
  • Recognizing the power of the English fleet, the Spaniards headed back to Spain.
2A spiny rock plant of the parsley family, native to New Zealand.
  • Genus Aciphylla, family Umbelliferae.


Middle English: shortening of Old French Espaignart, from Espaigne 'Spain'.

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