EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN Origin of ladrone 1550–60; < Spanish ladrón < Latin latrōn- (stem of latrō) mercenary, bandit Mariana Islands [ mair-ee- an- uh, mar-, mair-, mar-; mah- Spanish ree- ah-nah] noun ( used with a plural verb) a group of 15 small islands in the Pacific, E of the Philippines: divided into Guam, a possession of the U.S., and the North Marianas, formally under U.S. trusteeship. 453 sq. mi. (1127 sq. km).
La·drone Is·lands [l uh- drohn] /ləˈdroʊn/
La·drones [l uh- drohnz; lah- Spanish -nes] th raw /ləˈdroʊnz; lɑˈðrɔ nɛs/ Spanish
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Examples from the Web for ladrones Historical Examples of ladrones
He called the group of small islands, of which Guam is one, the
"I should like to see the Marianas—or the
Ladrones, as we traders call them," I said.
Terry understood: fear of the
ladrones had paralyzed the natives. Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
Ladrones have no settled residence on shore, but live constantly in their vessels.
After this the
Ladrones returned, and plundered the town, every boat leaving it when laden. British Dictionary definitions for ladrones pl n a chain of volcanic and coral islands in the W Pacific, east of the Philippines and north of New Guinea: divided politically into Guam (a US unincorporated territory) and the islands north of Guam constituting the Northern Mariana Islands (a US commonwealth territory). Area: 1018 sq km (393 sq miles) Former name (1521–1668): Ladrone Islands
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