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

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • About this time an attempt was made to plant trees on the Aleutian islands.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • It is among the Aleutian Islands that these animals are chiefly taken.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • The Kadiak baidarka is a little shorter and wider than the Aleutian.

  • With him as a guide was Oonga, the chief of a tribe of Aleutian hunters.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • On some of the islands of the Aleutian chain they breed quite abundantly.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • Large and small, the islands of the Aleutian Archipelago number about one hundred.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • There were several good-looking Aleutian girls at the dance.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
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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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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