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 (kī′ŏs′, -ōs′, kē′-, KHē′ôs)
An island of Greece in the Aegean Sea off the western coast of Turkey. It was noted in antiquity for its school of epic poets.


(ˈkiːɒs; -əʊs)
1. (Placename) an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).
Modern Greek name: Khíos


(ˈkaɪ ɒs, -oʊs, ˈki-)

a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 53,942; 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
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Noun1.Chios - an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of TurkeyChios - an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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Later on Menelaus joined us at Lesbos, and found us making up our minds about our course--for we did not know whether to go outside Chios by the island of Psyra, keeping this to our left, or inside Chios, over against the stormy headland of Mimas.
To whom the Son of God, unmoved, replied:-- "Nor doth this grandeur and majestic shew Of luxury, though called magnificence, More than of arms before, allure mine eye, Much less my mind; though thou should'st add to tell Their sumptuous gluttonies, and gorgeous feasts On citron tables or Atlantic stone (For I have also heard, perhaps have read), Their wines of Setia, Cales, and Falerne, Chios and Crete, and how they quaff in gold, Crystal, and myrrhine cups, imbossed with gems And studs of pearl--to me should'st tell, who thirst And hunger still.
My advice," concludes THR's Velasco, "would be to conceive of the CMIO and the CHIO roles in the context of the accountable care transition, rather than simply as an implementational leader; because while the implementation aspects are important, they need to be embedded in the work towards population health, analytics, and quality and care management.
And publicly I want to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my colleague, Chios Carmody, for all that he has done as the Canadian Director of the Institute.
Mastic (also know as Chios Tears) comes from mastic trees grown in six villages (Mastichochoria) in the south of the small Greek island of Chios.
Keywords: Herbal remedies Monotherapy Chios mastiha
are located near the islands of Chios and Oinousses in the eastern Aegean just off the coast of Turkey.
In line with the strategic partnerships that the Group maintains and in context with its major growth targets of creating new innovative products by systematically exploiting the Greek Flora, proceeded in the first quarter of 2008, to further enhancement of its corporation with Chios Mastiha Growers Association , by acquiring 5,13% of MEDITERRA, which is the exclusive distributor of Chios Mastiha.
The sand-buried hull of a 2,300-year-old cargo ship thought to have been ferrying wine from the Aegean island of Chios when it sank off Cyprus is to be excavated.
EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou is expected to recommend stepping up defensive measures which have already led to bans on imports into the EU of live birds from Turkey, Romania, the Greek island of Chios and Russia.
Chios is a first attempt to bring together and synthesise all that is known, from excavations, surveys, historical sources, and ethnography, of the history of human settlement on the island (and its satellites) from the Neolithic to late antiquity.
Dallas-Damis returned to her parental island of Chios in 1985, where she continued her literary career as a perfectly bilingual author, translator, and journalist.