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Las Palmas

[lahs pahl-mahs] /lɑs ˈpɑl mɑs/
noun
1.
a seaport on NE Gran Canaria, in the central Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria

or Grand Canary

[grahn kah-nah-ryah] /ˈgrɑn kɑˈnɑ ryɑ/
noun
1.
one of the Canary Islands, in the central part. 650 sq. mi. (1685 sq. km).
Capital: Las Palmas.

Palmas

[pahl-mahs] /ˈpɑl mɑs/
noun
1.
Las. Las Palmas.
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  • And yet there is one beauty at Las Palmas, a beauty that none of the natives can appreciate and few of the visitors ever see.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
  • Was it an assurance that he should be welcomed at the hacienda of Las Palmas?

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
  • Then you didn't think Mrs. Austin might persuade her husband to give me a post at Las Palmas?

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • At noon we anchored at Las Palmas, where we had a long wait.

  • My father was a steamship steward and began business at Las Palmas by selling tobacco on board the ships.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • "I was a little astonished to hear that you were in Las Palmas," he said.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • Comes the locomotura weet the concrete block down Las Palmas mole.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • If Considine lost his ship and got into trouble at Las Palmas, he might lose his post.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • He felt that he could contrive by some means to make Las Palmas.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • He said she ruled the English colony and at Las Palmas what she said went.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for Las Palmas

Las Palmas

/Spanish las ˈpalmas/
noun
1.
a port in the central Canary Islands, on NE Grand Canary: a major fuelling port on the main shipping route between Europe and South America. Pop: 377 600 (2003 est)

Gran Canaria

/ɡraŋ kaˈnarja/
noun
1.
the Spanish name for Grand Canary

Palmas

/ˈpælməs/
noun
1.
a city in N Brazil, capital of Tocantins state. Pop: 391 000 (2005 est)
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