Medellin (classic Metellinum). 1. A town of Spain on the left bank of the Guadiana about 35 miles E. of Badajoz. It was founded by Quintus Cecilius Metellus, and is still rich in Roman remains.
Here Fernando Cortez was born, and here in 1809 Marshal Victor defeated the Spaniards.
2. The name is also borne by a city of some importance in the Confederation of Grenada, South America, on the flanks of the Andes 50 miles S.E. of Antioquia. It is a mart for local produce, especially coffee.