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 (văl′pə-rī′zō, bäl′pä-rä-ē′sō)
A city of central Chile on the Pacific Ocean west-northwest of Santiago. Founded in 1536, it has frequently been subject to severe earthquakes. The modern city developed as an industrial center and the chief port of Chile in the early 1900s.
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(Spanish balparaˈiso)
(Placename) a port in central Chile, on a wide bay of the Pacific: the third largest city and chief port of Chile; two universities. Pop: 275 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌvæl pəˈraɪ zoʊ, -soʊ)

a seaport in central Chile. 278,762.
Spanish, Val•pa•ra•í•so (ˌbɑl pɑ rɑˈi sɔ)
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Noun1.Valparaiso - the chief port and second largest city of ChileValparaiso - the chief port and second largest city of Chile; located on a wide harbor in central Chile
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
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Bynoe, the surgeon of the Beagle, for his very kind attention to me when I was ill at Valparaiso.
But nothing gained so large a share of admiration as a horse, which had been brought from Valparaiso by the Achille, one of the vessels of the squadron.
The top-riders nervously clung to the seats; the old lady from Valparaiso, Indiana, shrieked to be put ashore.
The last good-bye to the wife had been at Cardiff, twenty-eight months before, when he sailed for Valparaiso with coals--nine thousand tons and down to his marks.
Some weeks after, the commodore set sail in this impregnable craft for Valparaiso. But he was stopped on the way by a portly sperm whale, that begged a few moments' confidential business with him.
I could not help but compare this once great water-way with the waters about our New York, or Rio, or San Diego, or Valparaiso. They had become what they are today during the two centuries of the profound peace which we of the navy have been prone to deplore.
A native of Valparaiso, Moltedo is a poet of the sea, and his connection to ancient Mediterranean poets is manifest in his poems.
Por ejemplo, en el Parque Nacional La Campana (Region de Valparaiso), cerca del 93% de las especies ruderales introducidas procede de Europa mediterranea (Hauck et al., 2016).
Evelyn finished with 13 points for Valparaiso (14-15, 5-11 MVC).
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