GalápagosIslands

Ga•lá′pa•gos Is′lands

(gəˈlɑ pəˌgoʊs, -gəs, -ˈlæp ə-)
n.pl.
an archipelago on the equator in the Pacific, ab. 600 mi. (965 km) W of and belonging to Ecuador: many unique species of animal life. 4058; 3029 sq. mi. (7845 sq. km). Also called Colón Archipelago.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.