I. \\-vən\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Villanova, town in northeastern Italy, its type station + English -an
: of or relating to an early Iron Age culture of northern Italy characterized by lake dwellings and urn burials in well tombs
II. noun (-s)
Usage: usually capitalized
: a member of the Villanovan people

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