[kawr-foo, -fyoo; Italian kawr-foo]
- Ancient Corcyra. one of the Ionian Islands, off the NW coast of Greece. 229 sq. mi. (593 sq. km).
- a seaport on this island.
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“When I was a kid who had just moved here from Corfu, I used to watch the Man from U.N.C.L.E,” he says.Inside New York’s Most Powerful Diner
October 31, 2014
He was born Prince Philippos Prince of Greece and Denmark on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1921, sixth in line to the Greek throne.A Very Unhappy 92nd Birthday for Prince Philip as He Recovers From Surgery in Hospital
June 10, 2013
He born Prince Philippos Prince of Greece and Denmark on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1921.The Grand Old Duke of Edinburgh: Why Everybody Loves Phil
November 23, 2012
The latter instruments were applied to the Sardinia, Malta, and Corfu cable.Heroes of the Telegraph
Come then, thought I, who knows but this may be as good as Corfu.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
I will follow you, if you will give me your word of honour to land me free in Corfu.
With the exception of Madame F—— she was the greatest beauty of Corfu.
The distance from Corfu to Otranto is only about fifteen leagues.
- an island in the Ionian Sea, in the Ionian Islands: forms, with neighbouring islands, a department of Greece. Pop: 107 879 (2001). Area: 641 sq km (247 sq miles)
- a port on E Corfu island. Pop (municipality): 41 532 (2001)
Modern Greek name: KérkyraAncient name: Corcyra
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