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Hormuz

[hawr-mooz, hawr-muhz]
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noun
  1. Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
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Also Ormuz.
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  • "Then fail not to unravel the mystery of my dream," said Hormuz, and he related it.

  • Its almonds are excellent, hence its name; they all go to Hormuz or to Hindstn.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • A vessel came in to-day from Hormuz on the eastern shore, bringing a horde of beggars.

  • Rabba filled the two cups which he had from a leathern bottle, and Hormuz took a cup in each hand, smacking his lips as he did so.

  • Ormuz, or Hormuz, an island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, once a great commercial dpt.

    The Lusiad

    Lus de Cames


British Dictionary definitions for hormuz

Hormuz

Ormuz

noun
  1. an island off the SE coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz : ruins of the ancient city of Hormuz, a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)
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