Alderney

Alderney

[awl-der-nee]
noun
1.
one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
2.
any of several breeds of cattle raised originally in the Channel Islands, as the Jersey or Guernsey.
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Alderney (ˈɔːldənɪ)
 
n
1.  French name: Aurigny one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles)
2.  an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney

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alderney

one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel, separated from the Normandy coast (Cap de la Hague) by the dangerously swift 10-mile (16-km) Race of Alderney. Swinge Race, on the west, separates it from the uninhabited Burhou, Ortac, and smaller islets, beyond which the notorious Casquets, a group of jagged rocks, carry a lighthouse. The nearest English coast is 55 miles (88 km) north

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