Definition of Cape York

1. Noun. The northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait; the northernmost point of the Australian mainland.

Group relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia, Australia, Cape York Peninsula
Generic synonyms: Cape, Ness



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cape York

Cape Kennedy
Cape May
Cape May warbler
Cape Province
Cape Sable
Cape Town
Cape Trafalgar
Cape Verde
Cape Verde Islands
Cape Verde escudo
Cape Verde monetary unit
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean Creole
Cape Verdeans
Cape York (current term)
Cape York Peninsula
Cape buffalo
Cape buffalos
Cape dagga
Cape hunting dog
Cape kafferboom
Cape lion
Cape lions
Cape lobster
Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope Province
Cape periwinkle
Cape primrose
Cape triangle

Literary usage of Cape York

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1864)
"THE suggestion of a station near Cape York was made by Sir George Bowen, Governor of Queensland, in a despatch of 4th April, 1860; and the Lords of the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1864)
"From the 10th to the 22nd September the ship was at anchor near Cape York, principally in Evans' Bay and Port Albany, during which time he and Commodore ..."

3. Notes by a Naturalist: An Account of Observations Made During the Voyage of by Henry Nottidge Moseley (1892)
"Cape York. TORRES STRAITS. Api Island, New Hebrides. Fringing Reefs. ... Somerset, Cape York. Nests of White Ants. Combination of Indian and Australian ..."

4. The Voyage of the 'Fox' in the Arctic Seas: A Narrative of the Discovery of by Francis Leopold M'Clintock (1860)
"... ;>iiU>—-The Arctic Highlanders—Cape York—Crimson snow—Struggling to the westward —Reach the West-land—Off the entrance of Lancaster Sound. June 8th. ..."

5. In Arctic Seas: The Voyage of the "Kite" with the Peary Expedition, Together by Robert Neff Keely, Gwilym George Davis (1892)
"A5 the Kite approached the shores of Cape York voices were heard crying : " Ki-mo ... Just before arriving at Cape York, Prof. Heilprin had directed that a ..."

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