- a group of islands in the N Atlantic, W of Portugal: politically part of Portugal. 890 sq. mi. (2305 sq. km).
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At four o'clock they were on the high seas, heading for the Azores.The Lure of the Mask
The Congress at Vienna had decreed his transportation to the Azores.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
We are now in latitude 39° 16', about due east of the Azores.A Boy's Voyage Round the World
The Son of Samuel Smiles
I have written to ask Sclater, also about birds of Madeira and Azores.
The Azores ought, too, to have shown more connection with America.
- 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