austral

adjective
aus·​tral | \ ˈȯs-trəl How to pronounce austral (audio) , ˈäs-\

Definition of austral

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : of or relating to the southern hemisphere
2 capitalized : australian

austral

noun
aus·​tral | \ au̇-ˈsträl How to pronounce austral (audio) \
plural australes\ -​ˈsträ-​lās How to pronounce australes (audio) \ also australs

Definition of austral (Entry 2 of 3)

: the basic monetary unit of Argentina from 1985 to 1991

Austral

abbreviation

Definition of Austral (Entry 3 of 3)

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Nowadays, well over 35,000 visitors a season make landfall in the austral summer. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 13 July 2019 But in the austral spring, the rear of their bodies turn into sacks of egg or sperm. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "Why oysters close on the full moon—and more odd lunar effects on animals," 17 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of austral

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for austral

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin australis, from Austr-, Auster

Noun

Spanish

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