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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
References in classic literature ?
But the vessel proved herself sturdier than the timid ones had dared to hope, and she was soon running before the blast, going out of her course, it is true, but avoiding the danger among the many cays, or small islands, that dot the Caribbean Sea.
Nothing was done on board, and Falk told me how he had often listened to the water washing about the dark engine-room where the engines, stilled for ever, were decaying slowly into a mass of rust, as the stilled heart de cays within the lifeless body.
On 25 February, China's most heavily-armed coast guard cutter (CCG 46301) appeared at Sandy Cay, just west of Pagasa Island.
The senior justice said that failure of the Philippine government to protest China's actions in Sandy Cay would allow China to 'claim later on that we consented' to their occupation of the area.
We are thrilled to work with the management team at Calyspo Cay to deliver best-in-class services to their owners," says Peter Moody, Equiant's vice president of business development.
In a June report released by the University of Queensland and the Queensland government, researchers recommended that the Bramble Cay melomys' status officially be changed from endangered to extinct, writing that the extinction was due "solely (or primarily) to anthropogenic climate change.
The dynamic cay is a rich breeding ground for green turtles and a variety of seabird species, but has suffered from unrelenting man-made impacts over the past few decades.
The long-tailed, rat-like animal, called the Bramble Cay melomys, is considered the only mammal that inhabited the reef.
Staniel Cay is about 125 kilometers southeast of Nassau, the Bahamian capital.
The renewable energy system at Over Yonder Cay has proved very popular with guests of the exclusive island resort.