cay

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noun \ˈkē, ˈkā\

Definition of cay

  1. :  a low island or reef of sand or coral

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Origin and Etymology of cay

Spanish cayo — more at key


CAY Defined for English Language Learners

cay

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Definition of cay for English Language Learners

  • : a low island made of sand or coral


CAY Defined for Kids

cay

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noun \ˈkē, ˈkā\

Definition of cay for Students

  1. :  4key


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