Corsica


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Cor·si·ca

 (kôr′sĭ-kə)
An island of France in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sardinia. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island, which was ceded to France by Genoa in 1768.

Cor′si·can adj. & n.

Corsica

(ˈkɔːsɪkə)
n
(Placename) an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles). French name: Corse

Cor•si•ca

(ˈkɔr sɪ kə)

n.
a French island in the Mediterranean, N of Sardinia: constitutes a metropolitan region of France. 250,000; 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Cap.: Ajaccio. French, Corse.
Cor′si•can, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Corsica - an island in the MediterraneanCorsica - an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
2.Corsica - a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte
Armata Corsa, Corsican Army - a terrorist organization founded in 1999 to oppose the link between nationalists and the Corsican mafia; "the attacks of Armata Corsa are aimed at symbolic targets of colonialism in Corsica"
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations
Korsika
Korsika
Korzika
Korzika
Corsica
Korsyka
Córsega
Corsica

Corsica

[ˈkɔːsɪkə] NCórcega f

Corsica

[ˈkɔːrsɪkə] nCorse f
in Corsica → en Corse

Corsica

nKorsika nt

Corsica

[ˈkɔːsɪkə] nCorsica
References in classic literature ?
As Villefort observes, it is a great act of folly to have left such a man between Corsica, where he was born, and Naples, of which his brother-in-law is king, and face to face with Italy, the sovereignty of which he coveted for his son.
She who was my cradle in those years had been built on the River of Savona by a famous builder of boats, was rigged in Corsica by another good man, and was described on her papers as a 'tartane' of sixty tons.
It was to Corsica that he carried her off - I mean first of all.
The tradition of the Vendetta will long prevent the reign of law in Corsica," he added, as if speaking to himself.
I will cause your property in Corsica to be bought, to give you enough to live on for the present.
The value of Piombo's property in Corsica, if sold, would scarcely maintain him honorably in Paris.
From Leghorn to Naples (calling at Civita Vecchia to land any who may prefer to go to Rome from that point), the distance will be made in about thirty-six hours; the route will lay along the coast of Italy, close by Caprera, Elba, and Corsica.
Napoleon, you see, my friends, was born in Corsica, which is a French island warmed by the Italian sun; it is like a furnace there, everything is scorched up, and they keep on killing each other from father to son for generations all about nothing at all--'tis a notion they have.
Far away on the island of Corsica, desi boy meets desi girl.
Contract notice: Call for application: interior design and construction of two trailers called "soule" of the xr 9700 series for corsica railways.
ON October 13, 1765, the writer James Boswell arrived in Corsica to meet the nationalist hero Pasquale Paoli.
The first patient was a child from Germany who had traveled to southern Corsica in August 2013 and had no other known exposures.