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conquistador

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noun con·quis·ta·dor \kän-ˈkēs-tə-ˌdȯr, kən- also -ˈkwis-, -ˈkis-\

Simple Definition of conquistador

  • : a leader in the Spanish conquests of America, Mexico, and Peru in the 16th century

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conquistador

plural

conquistadores

play \(ˌ)kän-ˌkēs-tə-ˈdȯr-ēz, -ˈdȯr-ˌās, kən-; (ˌ)kän-ˌkwis-, -ˌkis-\ or

conquistadors

  1. :  one that conquers; specifically :  a leader in the Spanish conquest of America and especially of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century

Origin and Etymology of conquistador

Spanish, ultimately from Latin conquirere


First Known Use: 1830


CONQUISTADOR Defined for Kids

conquistador

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noun con·quis·ta·dor \kän-ˈkē-stə-ˌdȯr\

Definition of conquistador for Students

plural

conquistadores

\-ˌkē-stə-ˈdȯr-ēz\ or

conquistadors

  1. :  a leader in the Spanish conquest especially of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century




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