cór·​do·​ba | \ ˈkȯr-də-bə How to pronounce córdoba (audio) , -və \

Definition of córdoba

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the basic monetary unit of Nicaragua — see Money Table


geographical name
Cór·​do·​ba | \ ˈkȯr-də-bə How to pronounce Córdoba (audio) , ˈkȯr-t͟hō-ˌvä \

Definition of Córdoba (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from córdoba

Geographical name

Cordoban \ ˈkȯr-​də-​bən How to pronounce Córdoba (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of córdoba


1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for córdoba


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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about córdoba

Time Traveler for córdoba

Time Traveler

The first known use of córdoba was in 1913

See more words from the same year

Statistics for córdoba

Cite this Entry

“Córdoba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/c%C3%B3rdoba. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on córdoba

What made you want to look up córdoba? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!