córdoba

noun

cór·​do·​ba ˈkȯr-də-bə How to pronounce córdoba (audio)
-və
: the basic monetary unit of Nicaragua see Money Table

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Spanish córdoba, after Francisco Fernández de Córdoba †1526 Spanish conquistador and founder of the Nicaraguan cities of Granada and León

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of córdoba was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Córdoba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/c%C3%B3rdoba. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Córdoba

geographical name

Cór·​do·​ba ˈkȯr-də-bə How to pronounce Córdoba (audio)
ˈkȯr-t͟hō-ˌvä
1
province of southern Spain area 5297 square miles (13,179 square kilometers), population 802,575
2
or Cordova
ˈkȯr-də-və How to pronounce Córdoba (audio)
ˈkȯr-t͟hō-ˌvä
city on the Guadalquivir River in southern Spain population 328,704

Note: The city of Córdoba is the capital of the province of Córdoba.

3
city in north central Argentina population 1,179,067
Cordoban adjective or noun
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