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An ancient region and Roman province of the Iberian Peninsula. It corresponded roughly to modern-day Portugal.

Lu′si·ta′ni·an adj. & n.


1. (Placename) chiefly poetic of or relating to Lusitania or Portugal
2. (Biology) biology denoting flora or fauna characteristically found only in the warm, moist, west-facing coastal regions of Portugal, Spain, France, and the west and southwest coasts of Great Britain and Ireland
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Adj.1.Lusitanian - of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language; "Portuguese wines"
2.Lusitanian - of or relating to or characteristic of the region of Lusitania or its people or language