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Inner Hebrides

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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. See under Hebrides.
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Hebrides

[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 2900 sq. mi. (7500 sq. km).
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Also called Western Islands.
Related formsHeb·ri·de·an, He·brid·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inner hebrides

Inner Hebrides

pl n
  1. See Hebrides
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Hebrides

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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Word Origin and History for inner hebrides

Hebrides

originally Ebudae, Haebudes, of uncertain origin. Apparently a scribal error turned -u- into -ri-. The Norse name, Suðregar, "Southern Islands," is relative to the Orkneys. Related: Hebridean.

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