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Corsica

[ kawr-si-kuh ]
/ ˈkɔr sɪ kə /
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noun
an island in the Mediterranean, southeast of and forming a department of France. 3,367 sq. mi. (8,720 sq. km). Capital: Ajaccio.
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French Corse [kawrs] /kɔrs/ .

OTHER WORDS FROM Corsica

Cor·si·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Corsica

Corsica
/ (ˈkɔːsɪkə) /

noun
an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles)French name: Corse
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Cultural definitions for Corsica

Corsica

Island in the Mediterranean Sea; part of France, lying southeast of the French mainland, north of Sardinia, and west of Italy.

notes for Corsica

Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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