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Minorcan

[mi-nawr-kuh n] /mɪˈnɔr kən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Minorca.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Minorca.
Origin of Minorcan
1750-1760
1750-60; minorc(a) + -an
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  • I had a good deal of trouble in making Rectus say "Minorcan."

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • Of course, Rectus wanted to know, right away, what a Minorcan was.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • But, anyway, these Minorcan pyramids were up long before Lully's time, and that's enough for us.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • One almost wonders that the Minorcan does not build up stone circles round the cows' legs whilst they are grazing.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • For the keeper's wife, in spite of her black eyes, was not a Minorcan; not even a Southerner.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • For the keeper's wife, in spite of her black eyes, was not a Minorcan at all; not even a southerner.

  • A few English words have been absorbed into the Minorcan language, as people seemed proud to tell us.

    The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd
  • Telling the old Minorcan to wait for her, she sought for the little Carib trail, and followed it inland to the pool.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "I reckon you've heard a little too much, young man," said the Minorcan.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • The name had a foreign sound, and the man's complexion was swarthy, and in all simplicity I asked if he was a Minorcan.

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey
British Dictionary definitions for Minorcan

Minorcan

/mɪˈnɔːkən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Minorca or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Minorca
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