Definition of orientale
1. oriental [ a ] denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines, Borneo and Java
Examples: "for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'"
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
We shall not be able entirely to pass_over these connections to the East as we consider Ripe_Geometric pottery , the epic and the myth , and the religious evolution of early Greece ; the important point , however , is that these magnificent achievements , unlike those of later decades , were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models .
The rows of animals and birds , in_particular , suggest awareness of Oriental animal friezes , transmitted perhaps via Syrian silver bowls and textiles , but the specific forms of these rows on local vases and metal products are nonetheless Greek .
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He observed the Florentine vase in the hall , the Renoir painting in the library , as_well_as the long shelves of well-bound volumes ; the pattern of the Oriental rug , the delicate cut-glass chandelier .
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
From the curio cabinet on its south wall and the bureaus beneath , you abstracted seventeen ivory , metal , wood , and stone sculptures of Oriental and African origin , two snuffboxes , and a jade handled magnifying_glass .Synonyms oriental Asian Related Terms eastern
2. Oriental [ n ] a member of an Oriental raceSynonyms oriental_person Oriental Related Terms Asian yellow_woman yellow_man gook Evenki Mongol Yellow_race
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