Newfoundland

[ noo-fuhn-luhnd, -land, -fuhnd-, nyoo-; noo-found-luhnd, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu fən lənd, -ˌlænd, -fənd-, ˈnyu-; nuˈfaʊnd lənd, nyu- /

noun

a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km).
a province in E Canada, composed of Newfoundland island and Labrador. 155,364 sq. mi. (402,390 sq. km). Capital: St. John's.
one of a breed of large, powerful dogs having a dense, oily, usually black coat, raised originally in Newfoundland.

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British Dictionary definitions for Newfoundland

Newfoundland
/ (ˈnjuːfəndlənd, -fənlənd, -ˌlænd, njuːˈfaʊndlənd) /

noun

an island of E Canada, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle: with the Coast of Labrador, forms the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; consists of a rugged plateau with the Long Range Mountains in the west. Area: 110 681 sq km (42 734 sq miles)
the former name for Newfoundland and Labrador
a very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat
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Cultural definitions for Newfoundland

Newfoundland
[ (nooh-fuhn-luhnd, nooh-fuhn-land) ]

Province in eastern Canada consisting of the island of Newfoundland, the mainland area of Labrador, and their adjacent islands. St. John's is its capital and largest city.

notes for Newfoundland

Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province in 1949. The remains of possible Viking settlements have been found in Newfoundland.

notes for Newfoundland

It was the first overseas possession of England; fishing settlements began in the sixteenth century.
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