Cape Verde

geographical name (1)

Definition of Cape Verde

 (Entry 1 of 2)

— see verde, cape

Cape Verde

geographical name (2)
\ ˈvərd How to pronounce Cape Verde (audio) \
variants: or Cabo Verde \ ˌkä-​bü-​ˈver-​də How to pronounce Cape Verde (audio) \

Definition of Cape Verde (Entry 2 of 2)

country in the eastern North Atlantic west of Mauritania and Senegal comprising the Cape Verde Islands; until 1975 belonged to Portugal; capital Praia area 1557 square miles (4048 square kilometers), population 303,673

Other Words from Cape Verde

Geographical name (1)

Cape Verdean \ ˈvər-​dē-​ən How to pronounce Cape Verde (audio) \ adjective or noun

Geographical name (2)

Cape Verdean \ ˈvər-​dē-​ən How to pronounce Cape Verde (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Cape Verde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20Verde. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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