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Ca·nar·y Islands

 (kə-nâr′ē) In Spanish Is·las Ca·na·rias (ēs′läs kä-när′yäs)
A group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. The Canaries have been part of Spain since 1479 and are a major tourist center.
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Canary Islands

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Canaries

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(Placename) a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the NW coast of Africa, forming an Autonomous Community of Spain. Pop: 1 944 700 (2003 est)
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Canar′y Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 1,614,882; 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km). Spanish, Islas Canarias.
Ca•nar′i•an, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canary Islands - a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provincesCanary Islands - a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Tenerife - a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands
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Translations
Kanaari saared
Kanariansaaret
KanariKanarski Otoci

Canary Islands

npl the Canary Islandsle isole fpl Canarie
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Police in Gran Canaria held Paul Henry Bellamy, 70, in capital Las Palmas and said he was wanted by a court in San Javier, Murcia, south-east Spain.
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GALATASARAY have been the most powerful home force in this season's Eurocup campaign but Gran Canaria can test their mettle in the first leg of their semi-final, writes Steve Davies.
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