Greenland

geographical name
Green·​land | \ ˈgrēn-lənd, -ˌland\
variants: or Danish Grønland \ ˈgrœn-​ˌlän \ or native Kalaallit Nunaat \ kä-​ˈlät-​ˌlēt-​nü-​ˈnät , -​ˈlä-​ \

Definition of Greenland

island belonging to Denmark in the North Atlantic off northeastern North America, largest island in the world (exclusive of Australia); lies mostly north of the Arctic Circle; capital Nuuk area 839,999 square miles (2,175,597 square kilometers), population 56,300

Other Words from Greenland

Greenlander \ ˈgrēn-​lən-​dər , -​ˌlan-​ \ noun
Greenlandic \ ˌgrēn-​ˈlan-​dik \ adjective

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