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  1. a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Capital: Chalcis.
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Also called Negropont.Modern Greek Evvoia.
Related formsEu·boe·an, adjective, nounEu·bo·ic [yoo-boh-ik] /yuˈboʊ ɪk/, adjective
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  • The autumnal equinox now approached, and the Euboean gulf, called Coela, is reckoned dangerous by mariners.

    History of Rome, Vol III

    Titus Livius

British Dictionary definitions for euboean


  1. of or relating to the Greek island of Euboea
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Euboea
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  1. an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq km (1509 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Évvoia Former English name: Negropont
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