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Gran Canaria

or Grand Canary

[grahn kah-nah-ryah or grand kuh-nair-ee] /ˈgrɑn kɑˈnɑ ryɑ or ˈgrænd kəˈnɛər i/
noun
1.
one of the Canary Islands, in the central part. 650 sq. mi. (1685 sq. km).
Capital: Las Palmas.
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  • "I will start for the coast to-morrow, and go to grand canary," he said.

    Long Odds

    Harold Bindloss
  • The profit and all that is good in grand canary goes to you.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck

    Harold Bindloss
  • And she pointed to the grand canary, lying like a cloud on the horizon.

    Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley
  • We might hail some Spanish ship going to, coming from, grand canary.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Leaving upon our right grand canary we stood for the island of Gomera.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • The seventh island they call grand canary, in which there will be five thousand fighting men.

  • Even the painted ware of the grand canary appears to be of local origin and not due to external influence.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • In a week they had reached the grand canary, where they paused to make some repairs to one of the ships which, was leaking.

  • Only four polished axes are known from the grand canary and one from Gomera.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Weel, since the second mate is damaged, I reckoned my job was to get back to grand canary.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck

    Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for grand canary

Grand Canary

noun
1.
an island in the Atlantic, in the Canary Islands: part of the Spanish province of Las Palmas. Capital: Las Palmas. Pop: 771 333 (2002 est). Area: 1533 sq km (592 sq miles) Spanish name Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

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