Canary Islands

(redirected from Canary Island)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

Canary Islands

or

Canaries

pl n
(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)

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.
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
Translations
Kanaari saared
Kanariansaaret
KanariKanarski Otoci

Canary Islands

npl the Canary Islandsle isole fpl Canarie
References in classic literature ?
On the 6th of January we reached Teneriffe, but were prevented landing, by fears of our bringing the cholera: the next morning we saw the sun rise behind the rugged outline of the Grand Canary island, and suddenly illuminate the Peak of Teneriffe, whilst the lower parts were veiled in fleecy clouds.
Helena, and at some of the Canary islands, almost entire sterility.
The first was this: our ship making her course towards the Canary Islands, or rather between those islands and the African shore, was surprised in the grey of the morning by a Turkish rover of Sallee, who gave chase to us with all the sail she could make.
The small Canary Island of El Hierro off Africa's Atlantic Coast has a big goal: To power itself solely on renewable energy.
You can spend two weeks exploring the second-smallest Canary Island, La Gomera, from rocky mountains to cloud forest.
Hike your way around the second smallest Canary Island, La Gomera, from high rocky mountains to cloud forest and banana plantations - but before that you will explore Tenerife and Mount Teide, Spain's highest mountain and the world's third tallest volcano.
99) covers all kinds of destinations throughout the Canary Islands and is a fine pick for independent travelers who want to make the most of a Canary Island visit.
Spain had not seen a volcanic eruption since 1971, when the Teneguia volcano erupted on the Canary Island of La Palma.
Megan was with her family at the four-star Hotel Gran Canaria Princess on the neighbouring Canary Island.
welcome to the island of Nevis in the Caribbean 8&9 Visit the laid-back Canary Island of Fuerteventura.
STRONG winds were fanning fierce forest fires for a second day on the Canary Island of La Palma while a fresh outbreak was detected on nearby La Gomera island, the Spanish government said last night.
I misinterpreted my notes, resulting in associating the Canary Island meridian with Greenwich.