[ heb-ri-deez ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. a group of islands (Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides ) off the W coast of and belonging to Scotland. About 2,900 sq. mi. (7,500 sq. km).

  • Also called Western Islands.

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  • Heb·ri·de·an, He·brid·i·an, adjective

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/ (ˈhɛbrɪˌdiːz) /

pl n
  1. the Hebrides a group of over 500 islands off the W coast of Scotland: separated by the North Minch, Little Minch, and the Sea of the Hebrides: the chief islands are Skye, Raasay, Rum, Eigg, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Jura, Colonsay, and Islay (Inner Hebrides), and Lewis with Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Barra (Outer Hebrides): Also known as: the Western Isles

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