Volcano Islands

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Vol·ca·no Islands

 (vŏl-kā′nō)
A group of Japanese islands in the northwest Pacific Ocean north of the Mariana Islands. Annexed by Japan in the late 1800s, the islands were administered by the United States from 1945 until 1968.

Volcano Islands

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(Placename) a group of three volcanic islands in the W Pacific, about 1100 km (700 miles) south of Japan: the largest is Iwo Jima, taken by US forces in 1945 and returned to Japan in 1968. Area: about 28 sq km (11 sq miles). Japanese name: Kazan Retto

Volca′no Is′lands


n.pl.
three islands in the W Pacific, including Iwo Jima, belonging to Japan: under U.S. administration 1945–68.
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Noun1.Volcano Islands - a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the MarianasVolcano Islands - a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the Marianas
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world