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Azores

[uh-zawrz, uh-zohrz, ey-zawrz, ey-zohrz] /əˈzɔrz, əˈzoʊrz, ˈeɪ zɔrz, ˈeɪ zoʊrz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a group of islands in the N Atlantic, W of Portugal: politically part of Portugal. 890 sq. mi. (2305 sq. km).
Related forms
Azorean, Azorian
[uh-zawr-ee-uh n, -zohr-] /əˈzɔr i ən, -ˈzoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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Azores

/əˈzɔːz/
plural noun
1.
the Azores, three groups of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal. Capital: Ponta Delgada (on São Miguel). Pop: 241 762 (2001). Area: 2335 sq km (901 sq miles) Portuguese name Açores
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Azores [(ay-zawrz, uh-zawrz)]

Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of mainland Portugal, belonging to Portugal.

Note: Strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes.
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