- an island off the N coast of and belonging to Haiti: formerly a pirate stronghold. 23 miles (37 km) long; 70 sq. mi. (180 sq. km).
French La Tortue.
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Are you related by chance to my good friend the Governor of Tortuga?
I shall send an offer of terms to the Governor of Tortuga that he will be forced to accept.
The cacao it was agreed should be taken to Tortuga to be sold.
I'll be getting back to Tortuga and my buccaneers, who at least are honest, decent fellows.
Nor was he likely, on account of it, to allow himself to run to rust in the security of Tortuga.
- an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)French name: La Tortue (la tɔrty)
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