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adjective oc·ci·den·tal \ˌäk-sə-ˈden-təl\

Definition of occidental

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or situated in the Occident :  western

  2. 2 :  of or relating to Occidentals

oc·ci·den·tal·ly adverb



Occidental

noun oc·ci·den·tal

Definition of Occidental

  1. :  a member of one of the occidental peoples; especially :  a person of European ancestry



1857

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1857

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