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[a-stoo r-ee-uh s, a-styoo r-; Spanish ahs-too-ryahs] /æˈstʊər i əs, æˈstyʊər-; Spanish ɑsˈtu ryɑs/
Miguel Ángel
[mee-gel ahng-hel] /miˈgɛl ˈɑŋ hɛl/ (Show IPA),
1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist, poet, and short-story writer: Nobel Prize 1967.
a former kingdom and province in NW Spain. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A wonderful enamelled toilet set which he executed for the Princess of Asturias has also disappeared.

  • There is a bear in the Pyrenees, and other mountains of Spain—in the Asturias especially.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • This may be accounted for by their being collected indiscriminately by the present King, whilst prince of Asturias.

  • Have you ever crossed the Santillanos, or visited the Asturias?

    The Spanish Brothers Deborah Alcock
  • From here the wild hordes of the Asturias could be kept in check.

    Cathedrals of Spain John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  • It spans the frontier of Leon and Asturias, the boundary of the realms of cloud and sun.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • In Asturias they are much larger, built of wood and capped with a pyramidical roof.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • In silence, the nobles of Castile, of Biscay and the Asturias took their places.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
British Dictionary definitions for Asturias


a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, consisting of a coastal plain and the Cantabrian Mountains: a Christian stronghold against the Moors (8th to 13th centuries); rich mineral resources


Miguel Ángel. 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist and poet. His novels include El Señor Presidente (1946). Nobel prize for literature 1967
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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