Azores

[uh-zawrz, uh-zohrz, ey-zawrz, ey-zohrz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. a group of islands in the N Atlantic, W of Portugal: politically part of Portugal. 890 sq. mi. (2305 sq. km).
Related formsA·zo·re·an, A·zo·ri·an [uh-zawr-ee-uh n, -zohr-] /əˈzɔr i ən, -ˈzoʊr-/, adjective, noun
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Azores

pl n
  1. the Azores three groups of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal. Capital: Ponta Delgada (on São Miguel). Pop: 241 762 (2001). Area: 2335 sq km (901 sq miles)Portuguese name: Açores
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azores in Culture

Azores

[(ay-zawrz, uh-zawrz)]

Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of mainland Portugal, belonging to Portugal.

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Strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes.
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