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Spanish America

noun
1.
the Spanish-speaking countries south of the U.S.: Mexico, Central America (with the exception of Belize), South America (with the exceptions of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname), and most of the West Indies.
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  • The hill upon which the hacienda stood was one of those singular eminences known in spanish-america by the name of mesa (table).

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
  • Just the book for the merchant dealing with spanish-america.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • Unlike her sister, she could not be satisfied with the cloister-like life of the young girls of spanish-america.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • Similar conditions may be pointed to in Peru and other countries of spanish-america.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • But the world grows wiser slowly, and spanish-america not more rapidly.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • This body was the supreme legislative and judicial authority, under the king, of spanish-america.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • spanish-america has twelve republics and eight thousand miles of coast line on the Pacific ocean.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
  • Perhaps there are no women in the world who take more pride in their hair than do the Creoles of spanish-america.

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for spanish-america

Spanish America

noun
1.
the parts of America colonized by Spaniards from the 16th century onwards and now chiefly Spanish-speaking: includes all of South America (except Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, and Surinam), Central America (except Belize), Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and a number of small Caribbean islands
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