Newfoundland

noun
New·​found·​land | \ ˈnü-fən(d)-lənd How to pronounce Newfoundland (audio) , ˈnyü-, -ˌland; n(y)ü-ˈfau̇nd-lənd \

Definition of Newfoundland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a breed of very large heavy highly intelligent black, black-and-white, brown, or gray dogs having a thick coat and probably developed in Newfoundland

Newfoundland

geographical name
New·​found·​land | \ ˌn(y)ü-fən(d)-ˈland How to pronounce Newfoundland (audio) , ˈn(y)ü-fən(d)-ˌland, chiefly by outsiders ˈn(y)ü-fən(d)-lənd How to pronounce Newfoundland (audio) \

Definition of Newfoundland (Entry 2 of 2)

island of Canada in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador area 43,359 square miles (112,300 square kilometers)

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Noun

Newfoundland

In the meaning defined above

Other Words from Newfoundland

Geographical name

Newfoundlander \ ˈn(y)ü-​fən(d)-​lən-​dər How to pronounce Newfoundland (audio) , ˈn(y)ü-​fən(d)-​ˌlan-​dər ; ˌn(y)ü-​fən(d)-​ˈlan-​dər \ noun

First Known Use of Newfoundland

Noun

circa 1585, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Newfoundland

Noun

Newfoundland, Canada

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The first known use of Newfoundland was circa 1585

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“Newfoundland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Newfoundland. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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