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Balearic Islands

[bal-ee-ar-ik] /ˌbæl iˈær ɪk/
plural noun
a group of islands including Ibiza, Majorca, and Minorca, and constituting a province of Spain in the W Mediterranean Sea. 1936 sq. mi. (5015 sq. km).
Capital: Palma.
Spanish Baleares
[bah-le-ah-res] /ˌbɑ lɛˈɑ rɛs/ (Show IPA)
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  • When he returned to me from that mad trip to the Balearic Islands I had not the heart to scold.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • It is said that this kind of soil is also found in the Balearic Islands.

  • I hear you think of spending the winter in the Balearic Islands?

    The Fortunate Isles

    Mary Stuart Boyd
  • The Balearic Islands appear to offer a good field to the entomologist.

    The Fortunate Isles

    Mary Stuart Boyd
  • He raided the Spanish coast and carried off slaves from the Balearic Islands.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse
  • You see, we might be reckless about our skins, but at the same time we were very keenly anxious to make the Balearic Islands.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • M. Vuillier quotes a copla which he heard at Polenza, in the Balearic Islands.

  • An extensive trade between the Balearic Islands and Italy was maintained in the fourteenth century.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
British Dictionary definitions for Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands

plural noun
a group of islands in the W Mediterranean, consisting of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera, and 11 islets: a province of Spain. Capital: Palma, on Majorca. Pop: 1 071 500 (2003 est). Area: 5012 sq km (1935 sq miles) Spanish name Baleares (baleˈares)
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