[ mi-nawr-kuh ]

  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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How to use Minorca in a sentence

  • Because I want to ask her to let me have a setting of Minorcas,” replied his aunt, “and no one else keeps them.

  • He knew these tall, handsome Cochins and Minorcas, haughty but not dangerous.

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  • Even Minorcas vary in the growth of the comb, and so do the Dark Brahmas.

British Dictionary definitions for Minorca


/ (mɪˈnɔːkə) /

  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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