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[tawr-toh-luh] /tɔrˈtoʊ lə/
the principal island of the British Virgin Islands, in the NE West Indies. 9730; 21 sq. mi. (54 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.

    Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
  • 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


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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