Canary Islands

geographical name
Ca·​nary Islands | \ kə-ˈner-ē How to pronounce Canary Islands (audio) \

Definition of Canary Islands

islands belonging to Spain in the North Atlantic off northwestern Africa (Morocco and Western Sahara) area 2796 square miles (7242 square kilometers), population 2,118,679 — see las palmas sense 1, santa cruz de tenerife sense 1

Other Words from Canary Islands

Canarian \ kə-​ˈner-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Canarian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Canary Islands.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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