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Euboea

[yoo-bee-uh] /yuˈbi ə/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km).
Capital: Chalcis.
Also called Negropont.
Modern Greek Evvoia.
Related forms
Euboean, adjective, noun
Euboic
[yoo-boh-ik] /yuˈboʊ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The autumnal equinox now approached, and the euboean gulf, called Coela, is reckoned dangerous by mariners.

British Dictionary definitions for euboean

Euboean

/juːˈbɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Greek island of Euboea
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Euboea

Euboea

/juːˈbɪə/
noun
1.
an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq km (1509 sq miles) Modern Greek name Évvoia Former English name Negropont
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