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cay

 (kē, kā)
n.
A small, low island composed largely of coral or sand.

[Alteration (influenced by quay) of Spanish cayo, probably from Taíno.]
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cay

(keɪ; kiː)
n
(Physical Geography) a small low island or bank composed of sand and coral fragments, esp in the Caribbean area. Also called: key
[C18: from Spanish cayo, probably from Old French quai quay]
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cay

(keɪ, ki)

n.
a small low island; key.
[1700–10; < Sp cayo]
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Noun1.cay - a coral reef off the southern coast of Floridacay - a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
coral reef - a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone
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Translations

cay

n(kleine) Insel, Koralleninsel f
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References in classic literature ?
But the vessel proved herself sturdier than the timid ones had dared to hope, and she was soon running before the blast, going out of her course, it is true, but avoiding the danger among the many cays, or small islands, that dot the Caribbean Sea.
Nothing was done on board, and Falk told me how he had often listened to the water washing about the dark engine-room where the engines, stilled for ever, were decaying slowly into a mass of rust, as the stilled heart de cays within the lifeless body.
In fact, according to Esperon, Sandy Cay, one of the three sandbars near Pag-asa Island, remained 'uninhabited.'
('CAY'); the potential to develop resources and then further develop reserves; the anticipated economic potential of the property; the availability of capital and finance for CAY to execute its strategy going forward.
Lorenzana's comments were reported by&nbsp;local news site (https://globalnation.inquirer.net/178308/lorenzana-philippines-did-not-lose-sandy-cay) Inquirer.net , but he&nbsp;was probably referring to "Sand Cay' because Sandy Cay is another small island south of Palawan near Indonesia in the Sulu Sea that is not part of the Philippines.
The military sees Sandy Cay as a buffer for Pag-Asa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG).
Thursday's video provides an overview of some of the island's key areas and attractions, including the Great Lagoon Beach offering crystal-clear water ideal for swimming and water sports at the center of Ocean Cay.
Locals and police found the helicopter overturned in 16ft of water two miles off Grand Cay and recovered seven bodies, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.
"Initial reports are coming in that a helicopter departed, I think it's a cay near to Walker's Cay, at 2 am and I guess shortly after takeoff it crashed," a daily from the Bahamas, The Nassau Guardian, quoted its Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D'Aguilar, as saying.
Researchers from Queensland determined a key factor in its disappearance was "almost certainly" repeated ocean inundation of the cay -- a low-lying island on a coral reef -- over the last decade, which had resulted in dramatic habitat loss.
Cay and Adlee are excited and inspired to uncover their special voices, and to use them in helpful, hopeful ways.
The camera often literally revolves in a panoramic sweep, as we see Vivian and Cay traipsing along the shore of a lavender-hued Pyramid Lake at dawn; through raucous hordes of gamblers in the chintzy casino where Cay works nights; and across fields of sagebrush, the Sierra Nevadas looming in the background.