an island in the Indian Ocean, S of Arabia: a part of the Republic of Yemen. 1,382 sq. mi. (3,579 sq. km).
- So·co·tran, noun, adjective
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Photograph by Oriol AlamanyOn a bright March morning as wildlife photographer Oriol Alamany tucked into breakfast on the island of Socotra, an Egyptian vulture landed on a nearby rock.A Close Encounter with a Flame-Bright Egyptian Vulture - Facts So Romantic | Sarah Gilman | December 15, 2021 | Nautilus
Socotra’s gregarious Egyptian vultures are a bright spot in an otherwise sobering global story.A Close Encounter with a Flame-Bright Egyptian Vulture - Facts So Romantic | Sarah Gilman | December 15, 2021 | Nautilus
He then turned his arms against Socotra, at the entrance of the Gulf of Aden, where he carried the fortress.Celebrated Travels and Travellers | Jules Verne
The same island Socotra they sometimes denominated the island of Socrates.
A short distance to the eastward of the island of Socotra, in the Indian ocean, he was laid in his watery grave.Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat | Edmund Roberts
The best kind is brought from the Island of Socotra, and is supposed to be more safe in its operation than the other kinds.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor | George Dadd
In this sea is the island of Socotra, whence come the best aloes.
British Dictionary definitions for Socotra
an island in the Indian Ocean, about 240 km (150 miles) off Cape Guardafui, Somalia: administratively part of Yemen. Capital: Hadiboh (Tamrida). Area: 3100 sq km (1200 sq miles)
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