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Aleutian

[uh-loo-shuh n] /əˈlu ʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Aleutian Islands.
noun
2.
Aleut (def 1).
3.
Aleutians, Aleutian Islands.

Aleutian Islands

plural noun
1.
an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
Also called Aleutians.
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  • An educated half-breed Aleutian woman, married to a white man, accompanied us ashore.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • It acquired the Aleutian Islands, largely in the Asiatic system.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • There were several good-looking Aleutian girls at the dance.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • About this time an attempt was made to plant trees on the Aleutian islands.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • I am told that we have cousins living down in the Aleutian Islands who are very aristocratic indeed.

  • It is among the Aleutian Islands that these animals are chiefly taken.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • The Aleutian Islands and neighbouring waters is the home of the sea-otter, which is clothed with the most beautiful of all furs.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • The Kadiak baidarka is a little shorter and wider than the Aleutian.

British Dictionary definitions for Aleutian

Aleutian

/əˈluːʃən/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or relating to the Aleutian Islands, the Aleuts, or their language
noun
2.
another word for Aleut

Aleutian Islands

plural noun
1.
a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea
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Aleutian in Culture
Aleutian Islands [(uh-looh-shuhn)]

Chain of volcanic (see volcano) islands off western Alaska between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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