Sea Islands

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Sea Islands

A chain of islands in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida. The Spanish established a number of missions on the islands in the 1500s and 1600s.
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Sea Islands

pl n
(Placename) a chain of islands in the Atlantic off the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
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Sea′ Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the Atlantic, along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and N Florida.
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