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cay

 (kē, kā)
n.
A small, low island composed largely of coral or sand.

[Alteration (influenced by quay) of Spanish cayo, probably from Taíno.]

cay

(keɪ; kiː)
n
(Physical Geography) a small low island or bank composed of sand and coral fragments, esp in the Caribbean area. Also called: key
[C18: from Spanish cayo, probably from Old French quai quay]

cay

(keɪ, ki)

n.
a small low island; key.
[1700–10; < Sp cayo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cay - a coral reef off the southern coast of Floridacay - a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
coral reef - a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone
Translations

cay

n(kleine) Insel, Koralleninsel f
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