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Canary Islands

plural noun
1.
a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km).
Also called Canaries.
Related forms
Canarian, adjective, noun
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  • Lancerota, one of the Canary Islands, its view from several points.

    A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier
  • Instead of sailing back, he pushed on to the Canary Islands.

    Discoverers and Explorers Edward R. Shaw
  • I experience a feeling of exultation as I watch my engines settle down for their seven-day run to the Canary Islands.

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
  • It was employed by the aborigines on Lanzarote (Canary Islands).

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • If there be any truth in this ancient tale, it is probable that one of the Canary Islands was its subject.

  • A species confined to the Canary Islands, but cultivated in northern Italy.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • Allegrance, one of the Canary Islands, its view from several points.

    A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier
  • Well, they are natives of Gomera, the smallest of the Canary Islands.

  • We touched at the Canary Islands, and the Xenophon was there.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
  • From time to time new catacombs are discovered in the Canary Islands.

    History of Embalming J. N. Gannal
British Dictionary definitions for Canary Islands

Canary Islands

plural noun
1.
a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the NW coast of Africa, forming an Autonomous Community of Spain. Pop: 1 944 700 (2003 est)
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