valentia

Valencia

[vuh-len-shee-uh, -shuh, -see-uh; Spanish bah-len-syah or for 2, 3, -thyah]
noun
1.
Guillermo León [gee-yer-maw le-awn] , 1909–71, Colombian diplomat and statesman: president 1962–66.
2.
a province in E Spain: the region was formerly a Moorish kingdom. 9085 sq. mi. (23,530 sq. km).
3.
a seaport in E Spain.
4.
a city in N Venezuela.
5.
a variety of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, originally from the Mediterranean area and cultivated extensively in Florida and California.
6.
Also, Valentia [vuh-len-shee-uh, -shuh] . a female given name.
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Valencia (Spanish baˈlenθja)
 
n
1.  Latin name: Valentia a port in E Spain, capital of Valencia province, on the Mediterranean: the third largest city in Spain; capital of the Moorish kingdom of Valencia (1021--1238); university (1501). Pop: 780 653 (2003 est)
2.  a region and former kingdom of E Spain, on the Mediterranean
3.  a city in N Venezuela: one of the two main industrial centres in Venezuela. Pop: 2 330 000 (2005 est)

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Valencia definition


City in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea.

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