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Mascarene Islands

[ mas-kuh-reen, mas-kuh-reen ]
/ ˈmæs kəˌrin, ˌmæs kəˈrin /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for Mascarene Islands

Mascarene Islands
/ (ˌmæskəˈriːn) /

pl n

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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