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Curaçao

[ koor-uh-sou, -soh, kyoor-; koor-uh-sou, -soh, kyoor- ]
/ ˈkʊər əˌsaʊ, -ˌsoʊ, ˈkyʊər-; ˌkʊər əˈsaʊ, -ˈsoʊ, ˌkyʊər- /
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noun

the main island of the Netherlands Antilles, off the NW coast of Venezuela. 173 sq. mi. (448 sq. km). Capital: Willemstad.
(lowercase)Also cu·ra·çao [kyoor-uh-soh, -soh-uh]. /ˌkyʊər əˈsoʊ, -ˈsoʊ ə/. a cordial or liqueur flavored with the peel of the sour orange.

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Curaçao
/ (ˌkjʊərəˈsəʊ) /

noun

an island in the Caribbean, the largest in the Netherlands Antilles. Capital: Willemstad. Pop: 146 836 (2013 est). Area: 444 sq km (171 sq miles)
an orange-flavoured liqueur originally made there
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