noun (used with a plural verb)
a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar, including Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues.
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a group of volcanic islands in the W Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: consists of the islands of Réunion, Mauritius, and RodriguesFrench name: Îles Mascareignes
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