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villa US English

(Especially in continental Europe) a large and luxurious country residence

Villa New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Pancho (1878–1923), Mexican revolutionary; born Doroteo Arango

Villa, Pancho US English

(1878–1923), Mexican revolutionary; born Doroteo Arango. He helped Venustiano Carranza to overthrow the dictatorial regime of General Victoriano Huerta in 1914, but then helped Emiliano Zapata to rebel against Carranza’s regime

Villa-Lobos New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Heitor (1887–1959), Brazilian composer

Villa-Lobos, Heitor US English

(1887–1959), Brazilian composer. He used folk music in many of his instrumental compositions, notably the nine Bachianas brasileiras (1930–45)