(1) A parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Anglo-Norman Espayne, from Late Latin Spania, from earlier Latin Hispania, from Greek Spania (Ἱσπανια), from Phoenician i-shaphanim, literally 'hyrax isle', as the native wild rabbits were mistaken for hyraxes.
- Country in Europe. Member state of the European Union. Official name: Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España).