Socotra

geographical name
So·​co·​tra | \ sə-ˈkō-trə How to pronounce Socotra (audio) \

Definition of Socotra

island of Yemen in the Indian Ocean east of the Gulf of Aden; chief town Tamridah area 1400 square miles (3640 square kilometers), population 8000

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“Socotra.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Socotra. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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