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  1. Formerly Quelpart. an island S of and belonging to South Korea. 718 sq. mi. (1860 sq. km).
  2. a city on and the capital of this island, on the N coast.
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Examples from the Web for cheju

Historical Examples

  • The stomach of one individual from Cheju Do contained an earthworm.

    Some Reptiles and Amphibians from Korea

    Robert G Webb

  • Mori (1928a:16) first mentioned in Japanese text the alleged distinctiveness of the salamander occurring on Cheju Do.

  • One of the small individuals from Cheju Do was being eaten by a Zamenis spinalis when found.

British Dictionary definitions for cheju


  1. a volcanic island in the N East China Sea, southwest of Korea: constitutes a province (Cheju-do) of South Korea. Capital: Cheju. Pop: 302 000 (2005 est). Area: 1792 sq km (692 sq miles)Formerly called: Quelpart
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