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 (pī-zä′nō) also pai·san (-zän′)
n. pl. pai·sa·nos also pai·sans
1. A countryman; a compatriot.
2. Slang A friend; a pal.

[Spanish, from French paysan, from Old French paisant, peasant; see peasant.]


1. (Peoples) a fellow countryman
2. (Peoples) US an Italian-American
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El proyecto, redactado por los arquitectos de la Direccion General de Arquitectura Luis Diaz-Guerra y Milla y Ramiro Avendano Paisan, y atribuido con frecuencia al reconocido arquitecto Luis Moya Blanco, se aprobo en 1941 y fue modificado en 1944.
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