Patagonia


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Pat·a·go·ni·a

 (păt′ə-gō′nē-ə, -gōn′yə)
A tableland region of South America in southern Argentina and Chile extending from the Río Colorado to the Straits of Magellan and from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. The study of its indigenous inhabitants, the Tehuelche, and its unusual wildlife have attracted many scientific expeditions, including that of Charles Darwin (1831-1836).

Pat′a·go′ni·an adj. & n.

Patagonia

(ˌpætəˈɡəʊnɪə)
n
1. (Placename) the southernmost region of South America, in Argentina and Chile extending from the Andes to the Atlantic. Area: about 777 000 sq km (300 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an arid tableland in the southernmost part of Argentina, rising towards the Andes in the west

Pat•a•go•ni•a

(ˌpæt əˈgoʊ ni ə, -ˈgoʊn yə)

n.
a region in S South America, in S Argentina and S Chile, extending from the Andes to the Atlantic.
Pat`a•go′ni•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Patagonia - region in southern South America between the Andes and the South AtlanticPatagonia - region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Patagonian Desert - a semiarid region in southern South America
Translations
Patagonien

Patagonia

[ˌpætəˈgəʊnɪə] NPatagonia f

Patagonia

nPatagonien nt
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Three of them ran something like the following, but I do not pretend to quote: -- Sacred To the Memory of John Talbot, Who, at the age of eighteen, was lost overboard, Near the Isle of Desolation, off Patagonia, November 1st,
On the eastern side of the Cordillera, over the same extent of latitude, where a blue sky and a fine climate prove that the atmosphere has been deprived of its moisture by passing over the mountains, the arid plains of Patagonia support a most scanty vegetation.
This deer is exceedingly abundant, often in small herds, throughout the countries bordering the Plata and in Northern Patagonia. If a person crawling close along the ground, slowly advances towards a herd, the deer frequently, out of curiosity, approach to reconnoitre him.
Yes, and we flipped it at the rate of ten gallons the hour; and when the squall came (for it's squally off there by Patagonia), and all hands --visitors and all --were called to reef topsails, we were so top-heavy that we had to swing each other aloft in bowlines; and we ignorantly furled the skirts of our jackets into the sails, so that we hung there, reefed fast in the howling gale, a warning example to all drunken tars.
One magnificent evening, the 30th July (that is to say, three weeks after our departure), the frigate was abreast of Cape Blanc, thirty miles to leeward of the coast of Patagonia. We had crossed the tropic of Capricorn, and the Straits of Magellan opened less than seven hundred miles to the south.
It ended on the coast of Patagonia, whither we had gone to shoot the great Sloth, known to be the largest of animals, though we found his size to have been under-estimated.
To observers in the southern hemisphere (Patagonia for example), the moon's west would be quite to their left, and the east to their right, as the south is behind them.
He has been most interesting on the subject of Patagonia. Savages seem to have quite the same views as cultured people on almost all subjects.
Ten years earlier he had lifted the chant, sung to the air of the "Doxology," when afflicted with the fever to go gold-mining in Patagonia. The multitudinous family had sat upon him, but had had a hard time doing it.
He quickly demonstrated he was not crazy by shaking the fever from him and agreeing not to go to Patagonia.
Next they said the ship should stop on the coast of Patagonia, for they must see the large and uncommon inhabitants of that place.
Patagonia shares were 15% higher early on Friday at a price of 61.52 pence each.