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Tenerife

or Ten·er·iffe

[ten-uh-rif, -reef; Spanish te-ne-ree-fe]
noun
  1. the largest of the Canary Islands, off the NW Coast of Africa. 794 sq. mi. (2055 sq. km). Capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  2. Pi·co de [pee-koh dey; Spanish pee-kaw th e] /ˈpi koʊ deɪ; Spanish ˈpi kɔ ðɛ/. Teide, Pico de.
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  • Weyler, Marquis of Tenerife, is an extraordinary individual.

  • Santa Cruz in Tenerife, its road, town and harbour described.

  • The winds for some days after leaving Tenerife were mostly from the southward.

  • From this time to our arrival at Tenerife we had moderate weather and winds mostly from the northward.

  • The next day at nine in the forenoon we saw the island of Tenerife bearing west-south-west half west about twelve leagues distant.


British Dictionary definitions for tenerife

Tenerife

noun
  1. a Spanish island in the Atlantic, off the NW coast of Africa: the largest of the Canary Islands; volcanic and mountainous; tourism and agriculture. Capital: Santa Cruz. Pop: 778 071 (2002 est). Area: 2058 sq km (795 sq miles)
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