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Meaning of Guernica

Guer•ni•ca

Pronunciation: (gwâr'ni-ku Sp. ger-nē'kä), [key]
— n.
  1. Basque town in northern Spain: bombed and destroyed 1937 by German planes helping the insurgents in the Spanish Civil War.
  2. (italics) a painting (1937) by Pablo Picasso.
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