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An island of the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. It is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.
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(Placename) an island in the NE Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands group: chief island of the British Virgin Islands. Pop: 23 900 (latest est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
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(tɔrˈtoʊ lə)

the principal island of the British Virgin Islands, in the NE West Indies. 9730; 21 sq. mi. (54 sq. km).
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Lucia, Tortola, BVI, the Grenadines, and Boquete, Panama.
lucayanum at 7 sites on 4 West Indies islands: Tortola, BVI (2 sites: Great Mountain, by Ridge Road, 18.445[degrees]N, 64.626[degrees]W, 17 Nov 2005; Martin Spring, 1.3 km up road by ghut, 18.430[degrees]N 64.585[degrees]W, 17 Nov 2005), Vieques, Puerto Rico (2 sites: Punta Conejo, beach, 18.109[degrees]N, 65.376[degrees]W, 7 June 2006; Playa Media Luna, sea grape, 18.089[degrees]N, 65.448[degrees]W, 7 June 2006), New Providence, Bahamas (1 site: Nassau, Ardastra Zoo, 25.073[degrees]N, 77.363[degrees]W, 5 July 2010), and Jamaica (2 sites: Whitfield Hall, mango, 18.044[degrees]N, 76.628[degrees]W, 24 Dec 2010; Richmond Vale, forest, 17.969[degrees]N, 76.578[degrees]W, 24 Dec 2010).