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2 [ous-trahl]
noun, plural australes [ous-trah-les] .
a monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the peso in 1985.

< Spanish; see austral1


Australian ( def 6 ).


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austral1 (ˈɔːstrəl)
of or coming from the south: austral winds
[C14: from Latin austrālis, from auster the south wind]

austral2 (aʊˈstrɑːl)
n , pl -trales
a former monetary unit of Argentina equal to 100 centavos, replaced by the peso
[from Spanish; see austral1]

abbreviation for
1.  Australasia
2.  Australia(n)

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austral   (ô'strəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to the south or to southern regions of the globe.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Australasia

  2. Australasian

  3. Australia

  4. Australian

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On a sunny austral morning, wheeler surveys a stone corral filled with the
  bobbing white heads of hundreds of alpacas.
We've been in an early austral summer squall for three days now, and it only
  seems to be getting worse.
Not even insects stir in the heat of the austral summer.
Naturally, you can't see it all, even during the temperate months of an austral
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