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Kerguelen Islands

[kur-guh-len, -luh n]
noun
  1. an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: a possession of France. 2394 sq. mi. (6200 sq. km).
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French Ker·gué·len [ker-gey-len] /kɛr geɪˈlɛn/.
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Examples from the Web for kerguelen

Historical Examples

  • Some friend of Kerguelen's heard what had passed, and deemed it his duty to inform him.

    Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848

    Various

  • Talked just as though they were on the Kerguelen beach hunting for a cave.

    The Beach of Dreams

    H. De Vere Stacpoole

  • Across Kerguelen those words are written to be read by the soul of man.

    The Beach of Dreams

    H. De Vere Stacpoole

  • I am now at St. Helena, and shall then go to, and finish with, Kerguelen's land.

  • Consequently, the land they were approaching could be none other than Kerguelen Land.


British Dictionary definitions for kerguelen

Kerguelen

noun
  1. an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: consists of one large volcanic island (Kerguelen or Desolation Island) and 300 small islands; part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories
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