Aleutian

[uh-loo-shuh n]

Aleutian Islands

plural noun
  1. an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
Also called Aleutians.
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Contemporary Examples of aleutian

  • For the past week, Unalaska—the most populous island on the Aleutian Chain—has seen jaw-dropping sunrises.

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    Radiation Plume Hits Alaska

    Alexandra Gutierrez

    March 18, 2011

  • Alexandra Gutierrez is a reporter based in the Aleutian Islands and a columnist for Pacific Fishing.

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    Ted Stevens' Final Chapter

    Alexandra Gutierrez

    August 11, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for aleutian

Aleutian

adjective
  1. of, denoting, or relating to the Aleutian Islands, the Aleuts, or their language
noun
  1. another word for Aleut

Aleutian Islands

pl n
  1. a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea
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aleutian in Culture

Aleutian Islands

[(uh-looh-shuhn)]

Chain of volcanic (see volcano) islands off western Alaska between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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