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Iona

[ahy-oh-nuh]
noun
  1. an island in the Hebrides, off the W coast of Scotland: center of early Celtic Christianity.
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Historical Examples of iona

  • Then Iona,—'the sacred place which as long as I can remember, I had thought on with veneration.'

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • One passage from it has become famous,—his description of Iona.

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • The vine characters of Iona are not as good as those of the fruit.

  • Choicer grapes, as Delaware, Iona and Dutchess, often sell from $75 to $100 a ton.

  • In 818 they were brought back, and the monastery at Iona was rebuilt with stone.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

    Dugald Butler and Herbert Story


British Dictionary definitions for iona

Iona

noun
  1. an island off the W coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides: site of St Columba's monastery (founded in 563) and an important early centre of Christianity. Area: 854 ha (2112 acres)
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