[ lahs pahl-mahs ]
/ lɑs ˈpɑl mɑs /
a seaport on NE Gran Canaria, in the central Canary Islands.
barbacoaBarbacoa was borrowed by Spanish colonists to describe the cooking style of indigenous Caribbean peoples.
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or Grand Ca·nar·y
[ grahn kah-nah-ryah or grand kuh-nair-ee ]
/ ˈgrɑn kɑˈnɑ ryɑ or ˈgrænd kəˈnɛər i /
one of the Canary Islands, in the central part. 650 sq. mi. (1685 sq. km). Capital: Las Palmas.
[ pahl-mahs ]
/ ˈpɑl mɑs /
Las. Las Palmas.
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/ (ɡraŋ kaˈnarja) /
the Spanish name for Grand Canary
/ (Spanish las ˈpalmas) /
a port in the central Canary Islands, on NE Grand Canary: a major fuelling port on the main shipping route between Europe and South America. Pop: 377 600 (2003 est)
/ (ˈpælməs) /
a city in N Brazil, capital of Tocantins state. Pop: 391 000 (2005 est)
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