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 (mûr′shə, -shē-ə, mo͞or′thyä)
1. A region and former kingdom of southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Settled by Carthaginians, it was conquered by the Moors in the 8th century and became an independent Moorish kingdom in the 11th century. It was annexed by Castile in 1266.
2. A city of southeast Spain north-northwest of Cartagena. Originally a Roman settlement, it was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Murcia.


(Spanish ˈmurθja)
1. (Placename) a region and ancient kingdom of SE Spain, on the Mediterranean: taken by the Moors in the 8th century; an independent Muslim kingdom in the 11th and 12th centuries
2. (Placename) a city in SE Spain, capital of Murcia province: trading centre for a rich agricultural region; silk industry; university (1915). Pop: 391 146 (2003 est)


(ˈmʊər ʃə)

1. a city in SE Spain. 309,504.
2. a region in SE Spain: formerly a kingdom.
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Contract award notice: Supply of etanercept and epoetin alfa drugs, Destined to the pharmacy services of the different health centers under the murcian health service, Electronic tender (spain-espinardo: Immunosuppressive agents)
The chorizos are made with a great dose of Murcian paprika to give them that strong flavor.
y Their new release, City of London Distillery Murcian Orange Gin (PS35, 70cl, City of London Distillery) swiftly follows City of London Distillery Six Bells Lemon Gin (PS35, 70cl, City of London Distillery) - both of which have a London Gin botanical base with 'citrus notes that sing'.
Several scheduled openings failed to happen and, in May 2015, the Murcian government withdrew the airport's operating contract from the Aeromur company.
A study conducted with Murcian and Valencian children and adolescents showed bullying victimisation of 6.8% (Cerezo, Sanchez, Ruiz, & Arense, 2015).
To this end, they work with the Murcian Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and Food (Imida).
The resort features a wide range of activities couples can experience together including sensual spa treatments and therapies as well as offering unspoilt beaches or the surrounding Murcian countryside for romantic walks.
See also Monroy & Hernandez (2015), for a detailed description of this phenomenon in Murcian Spanish.
[en] Between the baroque and the illustration: three Murcian libraries of the old regime
The role of social and political coalitions on the development of the agro-export sector Coalitions: Murcian fruit and work in global agri-food production networks
One warning: Burns's work--except for the treatment of documents like "Regalo para una madre: una muchacha esclava musulmana del nieto de Abu Zayd," "La guerra de al-Azraq de 1249," and his work on James I's military funding for his Murcian campaign--is not for initiates.
Juanma, on loan from Hearts, could make his debut and the Murcian boys could certainly do with some firepower.