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1. (also kôr′dō-vä) A city of north-central Argentina northwest of Buenos Aires. It was founded in 1573.
2. (also kôr′thō-vä) A city of southern Spain on the Guadalquivir River east-northeast of Seville. Probably established by Carthaginians, it was later ruled by Romans and Visigoths. During the ninth and tenth centuries, as the seat of the Moorish caliphate, Córdoba was one of the largest cities in the world and was renowned as a cultural and intellectual center.

Cor′do·van (-vən) adj. & n.


 (kôr′də-bə, -və)
See Table at currency.

[American Spanish córdoba, after Francisco Fernández de Córdoba (1475?-1526?), Spanish explorer.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Nicaragua, divided into 100 centavos
[named in honour of Francisco Fernández de Córdoba2]


(Spanish ˈkɔrðoβa)
1. (Placename) a city in central Argentina: university (1613). Pop: 1 592 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a city in S Spain, on the Guadalquivir River: centre of Moorish Spain (711–1236). Pop: 318 628 (2003 est). English name: Cordova


(Spanish ˈkɔrðoβa) or


(Biography) Francisco Fernández de (franˈθisko fɛrˈnandɛθ de). died 1518, Spanish soldier and explorer, who discovered Yucatán


or cór•do•ba

(ˈkɔr də bə, -və)

n., pl. -bas.
the basic monetary unit of Nicaragua.
[after Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, 16th-century Spanish conquistador]


(ˈkɔr də bə, -və)

1. Also, Cor′do•ba, Cordova. a city in S Spain on the Guadalquivir River: the capital of Spain under Moorish rule. 304,826.
2. a city in central Argentina. 1,208,713.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cordoba - the basic unit of money in Nicaragua; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Nicaraguan monetary unit - monetary unit in Nicaragua
2.Cordoba - Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
3.Cordoba - a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
4.Cordoba - a city in central Argentina; site of a university founded in 1613
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
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