Minorca


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Mi·nor·ca

 (mĭ-nôr′kə) also Me·nor·ca (mə-nôr′kə, mĕ-nôr′kä)
A Spanish island in the Balearics of the western Mediterranean Sea. Held by the British and the French at various times during the 1700s, it was a Loyalist stronghold in the Spanish Civil War.

Mi·nor′can adj. & n.

Minorca

(mɪˈnɔːkə)
n
1. (Placename) an island in the W Mediterranean, northeast of Majorca: the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Chief town: Mahón. Pop: 78 796 (2002 est). Area: 702 sq km (271 sq miles). Spanish name: Menorca
2. (Breeds) a breed of light domestic fowl with glossy white, black, or blue plumage

Mi•nor•ca

(mɪˈnɔr kə)

n.
1. Spanish, Menorca. one of the Balearic Islands, in the W Mediterranean. 57,000; 271 sq. mi. (700 sq. km).
2. one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens.
Mi•nor′can, adj., n.
Translations

Minorca

[mɪˈnɔːkə] NMenorca f

Minorca

[mɪˈnɔːrkə] nMinorque f

Minorca

nMenorca nt

Minorca

[mɪˈnɔːkə] nMinorca
References in classic literature ?
Maimie was quite surprised to see that a number of other tall trees were doing the same sort of thing, and she stole away to the Baby Walk and crouched observantly under a Minorca Holly which shrugged its shoulders but did not seem to mind her.
Maimie was quite surprised to see that a number of other tall trees were doing the same sort of thing and she stole away to the Baby Walk and crouched observantly under a Minorca Holly which shrugged its shoulders but did not seem to mind her.
Until the fall of Minorca released French forces to join the Spaniards, the garrison artillery held the tactical upper hand: Massed Spanish cannon fired directly into the town, demolishing, or seriously damaging, many buildings, but this was not militarily significant because the fortifications were left largely unscathed while the civilian population migrated out-of-range towards Europa Point.
What is the name of the island group of which Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza are the chief islands?
1757: Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad on the quarterdeck of HMS Monarch for failing to "do his utmost" to lift the siege of Minorca: Byng's fleet had returned to Gibraltar for repairs after fighting a losing battle with a French fleet and Minorca had fallen in the meantime.
The price disparity is a symptom of the "huge demand" for Mediterranean destinations such as Minorca and Ibiza, which have gained as holidaymakers have shunned north Africa and parts of Turkey over terrorism concerns, the report said.
GLAM took place between 6 and 10 August 2014, following a route from Toulouse (France) to Larnaca (Cyprus) and back again via Minorca (Spain), Lampedusa (Italy), and Heraklion (Crete, Greece).
Temperatures of 42C will hit resorts in Majorca, Minorca, and Catalonia - with an orange "important risk" alert issued.
Nightlife-fanciers might be disappointed with Minorca, however.
The contract has an impact on about 310 hourly workers at the steel maker's Minorca taconite iron ore mine and processing operations on Minnesota's Iron Range, as well as another 13,000 employees at ArcelorMittal steelmaking plants in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina and Louisiana.
Just off the coast you can visit the islands of Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca, for warm seas and vibrant nightlife.
Sanchez's commonlaw partner, Wilfredo Minorca, 39, a barangay tanod, was helping other evacuees staying in the school when he was told that Sanchez was having labor pains.