San Juan Islands

[ san-wahn-ahy-luhndz, hwahn ]

plural noun
  1. a group of islands in Washington State that lie between the northwest coast of Washington and the southernmost part of Canada’s Vancouver Island.

Origin of San Juan Islands

First recorded in 1865–70; originally named Isla y Archiepelago de San Juan (“Island and Archipelago of St. John”) in 1791 by Francisco de Eliza y Reventa (1759–1825), Spanish naval officer, navigator, and explorer

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British Dictionary definitions for San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands

/ (sæn ˈwɑːn, ˈhwɑːn) /

pl n
  1. a group of islands between NW Washington, US, and SE Vancouver Island, Canada: administratively part of Washington

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