Puerto Rico

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geographical name Puer·to Ri·co \ˌpȯr-tə-ˈrē-(ˌ)kō, ˌpwer-tō-\
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Porto Rico

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Definition of Puerto Rico

  1. island in the West Indies east of Hispaniola; a self-governing commonwealth in union with the U.S.; capital San Juan area 3435 square miles (8931 square kilometers), population 3,725,789

Puerto Rican

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PUERTO RICO Defined for English Language Learners

Puerto Rico

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Definition of Puerto Rico for English Language Learners

  • : island of the U.S.



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