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Darien

[dair-ee-en, -uh n, dar-, dair-ee-en, dar-] /ˈdɛər iˌɛn, -ən, ˈdær-, ˌdɛər iˈɛn, ˌdær-/
noun
1.
Gulf of, an arm of the Caribbean between NE Panama and NW Colombia.
2.
Isthmus of, former name of the Isthmus of Panama.
3.
a town in SW Connecticut.
4.
a city in NE Illinois.
Spanish Darién
[dah-ryen] /dɑˈryɛn/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 1, 2).
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Darien

/ˈdɛərɪən; ˈdæ-/
noun
1.
the E part of the Isthmus of Panama, between the Gulf of Darien on the Caribbean coast and the Gulf of San Miguel on the Pacific coast; chiefly within the republic of Panama but extending also into Colombia: site of a disastrous attempt to establish a Scottish colony in 1698
2.
Isthmus of Darien, the former name of the Isthmus of Panama
Spanish name Darién (daˈrjen)
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