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austral1

[aw-struh l] /ˈɔ strəl/
adjective
1.
2.
(initial capital letter) Australian.
Origin of austral1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin austrālis southern, equivalent to Aust(e)r Auster + -ālis -al1

austral2

[ous-trahl] /aʊsˈtrɑl/
noun, plural australes
[ous-trah-les] /aʊsˈtrɑ lɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the peso in 1985.
Origin
< Spanish; see austral1

Austral

1.
Australian (def 6).

Austral.

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  • Whilst that in the other hemisphere he calls south, austral or antarctic.

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian
  • Certainly he was not on board the austral, as I took my passage in her to Adelaide.

  • On the whole, a more cheerless life than that of the people of this austral capital would be hard to imagine.

  • Situated as it were in the centre of this austral Ocean, the future highway of the world, it is accessible from all quarters.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • The austral and the Orient can be moored alongside natural wharves in the very heart of the city.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • I have never been actually to Southfields, but I suppose a scheme of lemons and olives represent their austral instincts.

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Precisely the same argument applies to the austral negro and the Hottentot.

  • The austral land is referred to as “Terra australis nuper inventa, sed nondum plene examinata.”

    Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I Edward Luther Stevenson
  • In general, the austral regions had very few annuals, and among their restricted number none offered evident advantages.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
  • The austral Ocean alone exceeds in extent all other seas together, and covers almost one-half of the entire globe.

    The Sea Jules Michelet
British Dictionary definitions for austral

austral1

/ˈɔːstrəl/
adjective
1.
of or coming from the south: austral winds
Word Origin
C14: from Latin austrālis, from auster the south wind

austral2

/aʊˈstrɑːl/
noun (pl) -trales (-trɑːlɛs)
1.
a former monetary unit of Argentina equal to 100 centavos, replaced by the peso
Word Origin
from Spanish; see austral1

Austral.

abbreviation
1.
Australasia
2.
Australia(n)
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Word Origin and History for austral
adj.

1540s, from Latin australis, from auster (see auster).

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austral in Science
austral
  (ô'strəl)   
Relating to the south or to southern regions of the globe.
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Related Abbreviations for austral

Austral.

1.
Australasia
2.
Australasian
3.
Australia
4.
Australian
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