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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/
one of the Canary Islands, in the central part. 650 sq. mi. (1685 sq. km).
Capital: Las Palmas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In a week they had reached the grand canary, where they paused to make some repairs to one of the ships which, was leaking.

  • "I will start for the coast to-morrow, and go to grand canary," he said.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • But if the captain and second mate are knocked out, we haven't a navigator, and grand canary's small.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • The profit and all that is good in grand canary goes to you.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • The polished battle-axe was more used in grand canary, while stone and obsidian, roughly cut, were commoner in Teneriffe.

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

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • The island of grand canary is one of the most interesting of the group at which we have now arrived.

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for grand canary

Grand Canary

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/
the Spanish name for Grand Canary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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