geographical name
Cy·​prus | \ ˈsī-prəs How to pronounce Cyprus (audio) \

Definition of Cyprus

1 island in the eastern Mediterranean south of Turkey
2 country coextensive with the island of Cyprus; a republic of the Commonwealth of Nations, but since 1974 partitioned along Greek and Turkish ethnic lines; capital Nicosia area 3572 square miles (9251 square kilometers), population 1,237,000

Other Words from Cyprus

Cypriot \ ˈsi-​prē-​ət How to pronounce Cyprus (audio) , -​ˌät \ or Cypriote \ ˈsi-​prē-​ˌōt How to pronounce Cyprus (audio) , -​ət \ adjective or noun

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“Cyprus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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