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A native or inhabitant of the Abruzzo region of central Italy.
Of or relating to the region of Abruzzo or its inhabitants.
Early 19th century. From Italian Abruzzese (noun) native or inhabitant of the Abruzzo region, (adjective) of or relating to the region of Abruzzo or its inhabitants (although this is apparently first attested slightly later: 1823 or earlier) from Abruzzi, the name of a region in central Italy + -ese.
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