Definition of capitana in English:

capitana

noun

  • Chiefly in Italian and Spanish contexts: the ship of an admiral or commander; the flagship of a fleet or armada.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Libell Spanish Lies. Partly from Italian capitana flagship, and partly from the similarly formed Spanish capitana flagship; earlier in sense ‘female leader’). Compare Portuguese capitânia flagship.

Pronunciation

capitana

/kapɪˈtɑːnə/