Pronunciation: (don" kē-hō'tē, don kwik'sut; Sp. dôn kē-hô'te), [key]
1. the hero of a novel by Cervantes who was inspired by lofty and chivalrous but impractical ideals.
2. (italics) (Don Quixote de la Mancha) the novel itself (1605 and 1615).
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