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[loo-zon; Spanish loo-sawn] /luˈzɒn; Spanish luˈsɔn/
the chief island of the Philippines, in the N part of the group. 40,420 sq. mi. (104,688 sq. km).
Capital: Manila. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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