Word Origin and History for galapagos
islands named for the tortoises (Spanish galapagos) who live there; discovered by Europeans in 1535.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for galapagos
His observations of the many varieties of Finch birds in the Galapagos Island led him to solidify his theory of natural selection.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
She worked with wildlife as a volunteer in Peru and the Galapagos; she worked with elephants in Thailand, at a zoo in Australia.Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth
October 30, 2014
On September 15, 1835, Charles Darwin landed at the Galapagos Islands.Sept. 15: D-Day for Health Care
August 20, 2009
In a few days time the "Beagle" will sail for the Galapagos Islands.
I have no idea of the origin of the distribution of the Galapagos shells, about which you ask.
I have been exceedingly interested in the details about the Galapagos Islands.
You know that Henslow has described a new Opuntia from the Galapagos.
Just a fortnight ago, when off the Galapagos, we sighted three whales.The Two Whalers