Canary Islands


plural noun

a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km).

Also called Ca·nar·ies.

Related formsCa·nar·i·an, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for canary islands

Canary Islands

Canaries

pl n

a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the NW coast of Africa, forming an Autonomous Community of Spain. Pop: 1 944 700 (2003 est)
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