Azores

[ uh-zawrz, uh-zohrz, ey-zawrz, ey-zohrz ]
/ əˈzɔrz, əˈzoʊrz, ˈeɪ zɔrz, ˈeɪ zoʊrz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

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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OTHER WORDS FROM Azores

A·zo·re·an, A·zo·ri·an [uh-zawr-ee-uh n, -zohr-] /əˈzɔr i ən, -ˈzoʊr-/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for azores

Azores
/ (əˈzɔːz) /

pl n

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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Cultural definitions for azores

Azores
[ (ay-zawrz, uh-zawrz) ]

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

notes for Azores

Strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes.
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