- an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Capital: Ajaccio.
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Examples from the Web for corsican
That trial unveiled financing links between the Cercle Wagram and the Brise de Mer, a Corsican organized crime group.François Hollande’s Corsican Mafia Love Nest?
January 14, 2014
This is the good life: One finds extraordinary wine and a traditional cuisine safeguarded by the Corsican people.Fresh Picks
September 22, 2009
For you must know that, being a Corsican, Napoleon knew scarcely a word of French.
The other boys did attempt it, however, simply to tease and annoy the fiery Corsican.
You know, Corsican, he called all of us Egyptians who had fought with him in Egypt.
He wore no mask, saying it was not proper for a gallant Corsican.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
It asks, is it from a Corsican that a Frenchman must receive his chains?
- of or relating to Corsica or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Corsica
- 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
Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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