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1. A historical region and former province of western Portugal surrounding Lisbon.
2. A historical region of west-central Spain bordering on Portugal. Reconquered from the Moors in the 1100s and 1200s, it was frequently a battlefield in the Spanish territorial wars with Portugal and in the Peninsular War fought between France and Great Britain (1808-1814).
Es′tre·ma·du′ran adj. & n.
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Es•tre•ma•du•ra(ˌɛs trə məˈdʊər ə)
a region in W Spain, formerly a province.
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