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Levantine

[lev-uh n-tahyn, -teen, li-van-tin, -tahyn] /ˈlɛv ənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin, lɪˈvæn tɪn, -taɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Levant.
noun
2.
a native of the Levant.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; Levant + -ine1
Related forms
Levantinism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Levantine

levantine

/ˈlɛvənˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
a cloth of twilled silk

Levantine

/ˈlɛvənˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Levant
noun
2.
(esp formerly) an inhabitant of the Levant
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Word Origin and History for Levantine
adj.

1640s, from Levant + -ine (1).

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