[ yoo-bee-uh ]
/ yuˈbi ə /


a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Capital: Chalcis.
Also called Negropont. Modern Greek Evvoia.

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Eu·boe·an, adjective, nounEu·bo·ic [yoo-boh-ik] /yuˈboʊ ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • The autumnal equinox now approached, and the Euboean gulf, called Coela, is reckoned dangerous by mariners.

British Dictionary definitions for euboean (1 of 2)


/ (juːˈbɪən) /


of or relating to the Greek island of Euboea


a native or inhabitant of Euboea

British Dictionary definitions for euboean (2 of 2)


/ (juːˈbɪə) /


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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