Relating to Arabia or its inhabitants.‘I stepped out of the plane and into the Arabian summer heat’
- ‘Southern Iraq was inhabited by Arabian tribesmen, some of whom recognized the Sesanian monarchy.’
- ‘Then, the camera shows the baffled Englishman looking like a lost tourist in a busy Arabian street, shouting ‘Hello?’’
- ‘Amouage, an Arabian perfume manufacturer based in Oman used to provide perfume exclusively to royalty but has expanded its market around the world.’
- ‘Christiane, who is originally from Germany, is presently advertising to perform her Arabian belly dancing at Christmas parties and other functions.’
- ‘Although accurate, it does not provide alternative methodologies for studying pre-Islamic Arabian society.’
1historical A native or inhabitant of Arabia.
2(also Arabian horse)A horse of a breed originating in Arabia, with a distinctive dished face and high-set tail.
Arab is now generally used in reference to people; the use of Arabian in this sense is historical
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