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  1. Spanish Menorca. one of the Balearic Islands, in the W Mediterranean. 271 sq. mi. (700 sq. km).
  2. one of a Mediterranean breed of white-skinned chickens.
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Examples from the Web for minorca

Historical Examples of minorca

  • I know a chap who lives in Minorca because he has not got any money.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • Other excellent egg breeds are the Spanish, Andalusian, and Minorca.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • Minorca and Havanna were mentioned as what might satisfy England.

  • In Europe she regained the island of Minorca and gave up that of Belleisle.

  • France promised in that case to cede to him the Island of Minorca.

British Dictionary definitions for minorca


  1. an island in the W Mediterranean, northeast of Majorca: the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Chief town: Mahón. Pop: 78 796 (2002 est). Area: 702 sq km (271 sq miles)Spanish name: Menorca
  2. a breed of light domestic fowl with glossy white, black, or blue plumage
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