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ladrone

[luh-drohn] /ləˈdroʊn/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
1.
a thief.
Also, ladron.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Spanish ladrón < Latin latrōn- (stem of latrō) mercenary, bandit

Ladrone Islands

[luh-drohn] /ləˈdroʊn/
noun
1.
former name of Mariana Islands.
Also called Ladrones
[luh-drohnz; Spanish lah-th raw-nes] /ləˈdroʊnz; Spanish lɑˈðrɔ nɛs/ (Show IPA)
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Mariana Islands

[mair-ee-an-uh, mar-, mair-, mar-; Spanish mah-ree-ah-nah] /ˈmɛər iˈæn ə, ˈmær-, ˌmɛər-, ˌmær-; Spanish ˌmɑ riˈɑ nɑ/
noun
1.
a group of 15 small islands in the Pacific, E of the Philippines: divided into Guam, a possession of the U.S., and the North Marianas, formally under U.S. trusteeship. 453 sq. mi. (1127 sq. km).
Also called Marianas.
Formerly Ladrone Islands, Ladrones.
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British Dictionary definitions for ladrones

Ladrone Islands

/ləˈdrəʊn/
plural noun
1.
the former name (1521–1668) of the Mariana Islands

Mariana Islands

/ˌmærɪˈɑːnə/
plural noun
1.
a chain of volcanic and coral islands in the W Pacific, east of the Philippines and north of New Guinea: divided politically into Guam (a US unincorporated territory) and the islands north of Guam constituting the Northern Mariana Islands (a US commonwealth territory). Area: 1018 sq km (393 sq miles) Former name (1521–1668) Ladrone Islands
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