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Luzon

[loo-zon; Spanish loo-sawn] /luˈzɒn; Spanish luˈsɔn/
noun
1.
the chief island of the Philippines, in the N part of the group. 40,420 sq. mi. (104,688 sq. km).
Capital: Manila.
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  • Luzon is said to have over 40,000 square miles of land area.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The average number of rainy days in Luzon during the years 1881 to 1883 was 203.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • Consequently, in the Island of Luzon, a higher class of machinery is employed.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • There was also a concentration of about 2,500 natives from the southern Luzon provinces.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • He had known the Luzon head hunters intimately, so had a basis of comparison.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • Into the jungles of Luzon will go the saw and spade and spelling book.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • It is the capital of Luconia, or Luzon, and is situated in about lat.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas W. Hastings Macaulay
  • It is made by the women of an island bearing that name, which is close to Luzon.

  • Java, Luzon, and Celebes are each about equal in size to Ireland.

    Blown to Bits R.M. Ballantyne
  • They're watchdogs for whatever arrives in bolides that fall in the Luzon Deep.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Luzon

Luzon

/luːˈzɒn/
noun
1.
the main and largest island of the Philippines, in the N part of the archipelago, separated from the other islands by the Sibuyan Sea: important agriculturally, producing most of the country's rice, with large forests and rich mineral resources; industrial centres at Manila and Batangas. Capital: Quezon City. Pop: 39 500 000 (2000). Area: 108 378 sq km (41 845 sq miles)
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