Corsica


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Cor·si·ca

 (kôr′sĭ-kə)
An island of France in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sardinia. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island, which was ceded to France by Genoa in 1768.

Cor′si·can adj. & n.

Corsica

(ˈkɔːsɪkə)
n
(Placename) an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles). French name: Corse

Cor•si•ca

(ˈkɔr sɪ kə)

n.
a French island in the Mediterranean, N of Sardinia: constitutes a metropolitan region of France. 250,000; 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Cap.: Ajaccio. French, Corse.
Cor′si•can, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Corsica - an island in the MediterraneanCorsica - an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
2.Corsica - a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte
Armata Corsa, Corsican Army - a terrorist organization founded in 1999 to oppose the link between nationalists and the Corsican mafia; "the attacks of Armata Corsa are aimed at symbolic targets of colonialism in Corsica"
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations
Korsika
Korsika
Korzika
Korzika
Corsica
Korsyka
Córsega
Corsica

Corsica

[ˈkɔːsɪkə] NCórcega f

Corsica

[ˈkɔːrsɪkə] nCorse f
in Corsica → en Corse

Corsica

nKorsika nt

Corsica

[ˈkɔːsɪkə] nCorsica
References in classic literature ?
"Do you know that there are still four Piombos in Corsica?"
"The tradition of the Vendetta will long prevent the reign of law in Corsica," he added, as if speaking to himself.
I will cause your property in Corsica to be bought, to give you enough to live on for the present.
The value of Piombo's property in Corsica, if sold, would scarcely maintain him honorably in Paris.
She who was my cradle in those years had been built on the River of Savona by a famous builder of boats, was rigged in Corsica by another good man, and was described on her papers as a 'tartane' of sixty tons.
They were on their way to Corsica. A yearly pilgrimage.
However it might have been, the first fact in Rita's and Allegre's common history is a journey to Italy, and then to Corsica. You know Allegre had a house in Corsica somewhere.
From Leghorn to Naples (calling at Civita Vecchia to land any who may prefer to go to Rome from that point), the distance will be made in about thirty-six hours; the route will lay along the coast of Italy, close by Caprera, Elba, and Corsica. Arrangements have been made to take on board at Leghorn a pilot for Caprera, and, if practicable, a call will be made there to visit the home of Garibaldi.
As they came up onto the stone plateau that crowns the hill, Amy waved her hand as if welcoming him to her favorite haunt, and said, pointing here and there, "Do you remember the Cathedral and the Corso, the fishermen dragging their nets in the bay, and the lovely road to Villa Franca, Schubert's Tower, just below, and best of all, that speck far out to sea which they say ils Corsica?"
As Villefort observes, it is a great act of folly to have left such a man between Corsica, where he was born, and Naples, of which his brother-in-law is king, and face to face with Italy, the sovereignty of which he coveted for his son."
"Napoleon, you see, my friends, was born in Corsica, which is a French island warmed by the Italian sun; it is like a furnace there, everything is scorched up, and they keep on killing each other from father to son for generations all about nothing at all--'tis a notion they have.
Services concession: Delegation of the public service of maritime transport of passengers and goods between corsica and the continent