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Luzon

[loo-zon; Spanish loo-sawn]
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noun
  1. the chief island of the Philippines, in the N part of the group. 40,420 sq. mi. (104,688 sq. km). Capital: Manila.
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  • The average number of rainy days in Luzon during the years 1881 to 1883 was 203.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

  • Luzon is said to have over 40,000 square miles of land area.

  • Consequently, in the Island of Luzon, a higher class of machinery is employed.

  • There was also a concentration of about 2,500 natives from the southern Luzon provinces.

  • He had known the Luzon head hunters intimately, so had a basis of comparison.

    Terry

    Charles Goff Thomson


British Dictionary definitions for luzon

Luzon

noun
  1. the main and largest island of the Philippines, in the N part of the archipelago, separated from the other islands by the Sibuyan Sea: important agriculturally, producing most of the country's rice, with large forests and rich mineral resources; industrial centres at Manila and Batangas. Capital: Quezon City. Pop: 39 500 000 (2000). Area: 108 378 sq km (41 845 sq miles)
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