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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.
(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)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Corsica - an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France|
|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"