[ ee-wuh-jee-muh, ee-woh; Japanese ee-waw jee-mah ]
/ ˈi wə ˈdʒi mə, ˈi woʊ; Japanese ˈi wɔ ˈdʒi mɑ /
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one of the Volcano Islands, in the N Pacific, S of Japan: under U.S. administration after 1945; returned to Japan 1968.
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His true love, he claimed, was Jimmie Trimble, a boy he had known at prep school who died fighting at the Battle of Iwo Jima.How Gay Was Gore Vidal?|Tim Teeman|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In February of 1945, Trimble shipped out with the invasion force for Iwo Jima.Gore Vidal’s Great Love, Baseball Prodigy James Trimble|Michael Daly|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fight for Iwo Jima in Part 8, co-directed by David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa, is fought on black sands and volcanic ash.Diving Into The Pacific|Allen Barra|May 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
"Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima" lost money.How Much Paramount Lost In Its Deal with Spielberg|Sharon Waxman|October 15, 2008|DAILY BEAST
They were also called Bunin-jima (corrupted by foreigners into Bonin) because of their being without (bu) inhabitants (nin).
British Dictionary definitions for Iwo Jima
/ (ˈdʒiːmə) /
an island in the W Pacific, about 1100 km (700 miles) south of Japan: one of the Volcano Islands; scene of prolonged fighting between US and Japanese forces until taken by the US in 1945; returned to Japan in 1968. Area: 20 sq km (8 sq miles)Official Japanese name: Iō-tō
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Cultural definitions for Iwo Jima
[ (ee-woh, ee-wuh jee-muh) ]
An island in the Pacific Ocean, taken from the Japanese by United States Marines near the end of World War II after a furious battle.
notes for Iwo Jima
The battle has been immortalized by a famous photograph and a sculpture based on the photograph of half a dozen Marines raising the flag of the United States on a summit on Iwo Jima.
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