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Tortola

[tawr-toh-luh]
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noun
  1. the principal island of the British Virgin Islands, in the NE West Indies. 9730; 21 sq. mi. (54 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for tortola

Historical Examples

  • The only recent species of this genus is from the island of Tortola.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • It was at Tortola that they first gained any useful information.

    The Queen's Cup

    G. A. Henty

  • In 1742 he parted from her to go on a religious visit to Tortola, in the West Indies.

  • He said he had at different periods been stationed in Antigua, Anguilla, Tortola, and some other islands.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

    American Anti-Slavery Society

  • In the legislature of Tortola, which passed the bill in April 1838, the opposing party was small.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

    American Anti-Slavery Society


British Dictionary definitions for tortola

Tortola

noun
  1. an island in the NE Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands group: chief island of the British Virgin Islands. Pop: 23 900 (latest est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
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