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A region and former kingdom of central and northern Spain. Autonomous from the tenth century, it joined with Aragon in 1479 after the marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand (1469), thus forming the nucleus of modern Spain.
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(kæˈstiːl) or


(Placename) a former kingdom comprising most of modern Spain: originally part of León, it became an independent kingdom in the 10th century and united with Aragon (1469), the first step in the formation of the Spanish state
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1. Spanish, Cas•ti•lla (kɑsˈti lyɑ, -yɑ) a former kingdom comprising most of Spain.
2. Also called Castile′ soap′. a variety of mild soap, made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide.
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Noun1.Castile - a region of central SpainCastile - a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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[kæsˈtiːl] NCastilla f
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nKastilien nt
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[kæˈstiːl] nCastiglia
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(TAP) -- A Byzantine church dating from the late Roman era (5th -- 7th century) was found in the Castilia archeological site between Tozeur and Degach cities (Tozeur governorate) as part of the latest archaeological excavations conducted by the National Heritage Institute (French: INP) since February 2 till February 24.
A pesar que existen especies exclusivas de las SA que se comparten entre los sitios de las dos vertientes de la sierra de Chiconquiaco (por ejemplo, Ocaria clenchi, Aubergina hicetas, Beotis sulphurea macularia y Castilia ofella), la agrupacion norte en los dendrogramas se basa en la presencia de aquellas que en este trabajo solo fueron encontradas al norte de esta sierra, como Calephelis montezuma, Ministrymon cleon y Texola elada ulrica; otras que se registraron unicamente en el sur y que definieron ese grupo fueron Arawacus togarna, Ziegleria hoffmani, Nessaea aglaura aglaura, Parides panares lycimenes y Actinote guatemalena guatemalena, sin embargo, los estudios de Llorente et al.
A Castilia ball gown from Just The Way You Are, in Newcastle Bridesmaids/flower girls: Joanne Scully, 41, Ellie Hutton, 12, Hollie Hutton, 11, Sonia Hancock, 11 and Abbie Haley, eight Best man: Josh Keeble, 21, Jarod Keeble and Lewis, 10, all from Guisborough The reception: Crathorne Hall for 40 day guests and 60 night quests The honeymoon: Sandals, Jamaica, for 12 nights Pictures by: Doug Moody Photography | |To send us your snaps, email pictures as jpgs to, post them to Gazette People, Newsdesk, The Gazette, Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3AZ or check out the link at