Puerto Rico [ pwer-t uh - ree-koh, pwer-toh, pawr-t uh, pohr-; Spanish pwe-taw - r -kaw ] ree SHOW IPA / ˈpwɛr tə ˈri koʊ, ˈpwɛr toʊ, ˈpɔr tə, ˈpoʊr-; Spanish ˈpwɛr tɔ ˈri kɔ / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun an island in the central West Indies: a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 3,435 sq. mi. (8,895 sq. km). Capital: San Juan. Abbreviation: P.R., PR QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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OTHER WORDS FROM Puerto Rico Puerto Rican, adjective, noun Words nearby Puerto Rico Puerto Limón
Puerto Rican cherry
Puerto Rican royal palm
Puerto Rico Trench
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Example sentences from the Web for Puerto Rico
The refugees come from Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and
“Tu eres como chuleria en pote,” goes the Puerto Rican expression that gave rise to his moniker.
So in America, “Havana Club” is made by Bacardi in
Puerto Rico and can be found in five states.
And then there is William Morales of the Puerto Rican independence group the FALN.
For example, since 2011 it has been adding 30 per cent more capacity per year on flights to
But down here off
Puerto Rico, she for once leaves her beaten track of sobriety and indulges in the most extravagant caprices.
The opening up of the new railroad to the Atlantic coast at Puerto Barrios will do wonders for the country.
Puerto Rico was occupied with a very small loss—two killed and thirty-seven wounded.
We intend to remain in Porto Rico; we do not know what we shall do with the Philippines.
He decided to wait for her, and find out from her how matters stood in Puerto Cortez.
Puerto Rico / ( ˈpwɜːtəʊ ˈriːkəʊ, ˈpwɛə-) / noun an autonomous commonwealth (in association with the US) occupying the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean: one of the most densely populated areas in the world; ceded by Spain to the US in 1899. Currency: US dollar. Capital: San Juan. Pop: 3 674 209 (2013 est). Area: 9104 sq km (3515 sq miles) Former name (until 1932): Porto Rico Abbreviation: PR
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Puerto Rico [ (pwer-tuh, pawr-tuh ree-koh) ]
Island in the
Caribbean Sea, southeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital and largest city is San Juan. notes for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. Citizens of Puerto Rico are also American citizens but do not vote in federal elections and do not pay federal taxes on their local earnings.
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