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 (ē′kä-rē′ä) also I·car·i·a (ĭ-kâr′ē-ə, ī-kâr′-)
An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea west of Samos. According to Greek legend, Icarus plummeted into the sea near the island.
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(Placename) a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Icaria
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or I•kar•i•a

(ɪˈkɛər i ə, aɪˈkɛər-, ˌi kɑˈri ə)

a Greek island in the Aegean Sea: part of the Southern Sporades group. 7702; 99 sq. mi. (256 sq. km).
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