Definition of Patagonian in English:

Patagonian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the South American region of Patagonia or its inhabitants.

    ‘the harsh Patagonian landscape’
    • ‘The southeast face of the South Tower is more than half a mile wide and 3,000 feet high, and exposed to the nastiest Patagonian winds.’
    • ‘Presently there are no Patagonian species living in Antarctica nor Antarctic species living in Patagonia.’
    • ‘The fossils were accidentally discovered by a farm worker in a remote area in the Patagonian province of Chubut.’
    • ‘First potential visitors were likely to be Patagonian, but the Islands were unoccupied when first found by the Dutch.’
    • ‘The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the South American region of Patagonia.

    ‘a family of Patagonians’
    • ‘Patagonians live on a diet of meat and sips of mate, a herb tea that promises energy, resistance to fatigue, and a dulling of hunger.’
    • ‘She looked like a Patagonian but was not Patagonian.’
    • ‘Magellan was the first to discover the Patagonians, the indigenous people of the Tierra del Fuego.’
    • ‘Rees wanted a contemporary voice in the piece, reflecting the warm and welcoming Patagonians he's met.’
    • ‘The ancient Patagonians were at least as complex, at least as long-lived, at least as rich in myth as the Egyptians.’

Pronunciation

Patagonian

/ˌpatəˈɡəʊnɪən/