I. \\|pad.ə|gōnyən, -atə|-, -nēən\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Patagonia, region in southern So. America belonging partly to Argentina and partly to Chile + English -an
1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of Patagonia
a. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of Patagonia
3. : chilean 2
II. noun (-s)
1. capitalized : a native or inhabitant of Patagonia; especially : one of the aboriginal Indian stock — compare tehuelche
2. usually capitalized, obsolete : someone or something that is very large : giant

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