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Bermudas

[ber-myoo-duh z] /bərˈmyu dəz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
the Bermudas. Bermuda.
2.
Informal. Bermuda shorts.

Bermuda

[ber-myoo-duh] /bərˈmyu də/
noun
1.
a group of islands in the Atlantic, 580 miles (935 km) E of North Carolina: a British colony; resort. 19 sq. mi. (49 sq. km).
Capital: Hamilton.
Also, Ber·mu·das.
Related forms
Bermudan, Bermudian
[ber-myoo-dee-uh n] /bərˈmyu di ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Bermudas

Bermuda

/bəˈmjuːdə/
noun
1.
a UK Overseas Territory consisting of a group of over 150 coral islands (the Bermudas) in the NW Atlantic: discovered in about 1503, colonized by the British by 1612, although not acquired by the British crown until 1684. Capital: Hamilton. Pop: 69 467 (2013 est). Area: 53 sq km (20 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Bermudas

Bermuda

Atlantic island, named for Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez (d.1570), who discovered it c.1515. Bermuda shorts first attested 1946 (in "The Princeton Alumni Weekly"), from the type of garb worn by U.S. tourists there. Bermuda triangle in the supernatural sense was popular from 1972. As the adjective form, Bermudian (1777) holds seniority over Bermudan (1895).

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Bermudas in Culture

Bermuda definition


Colony of Britain, made up of some three hundred coral islets and islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras.

Note: Bermuda is a popular resort.
Note: A group of colonists on their way to Virginia in 1609 were shipwrecked in Bermuda; William Shakespeare based his play The Tempest on this incident.
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