Definition of Sea of Cortes

1. Noun. A gulf to the west of the mainland of Mexico.

Exact synonyms: Gulf Of California
Group relationships: Mexico, United Mexican States
Generic synonyms: Gulf



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Sea of Azof
Sea of Azoff
Sea of Azov
Sea of Cortes (current term)
Sea of Galilee
Sea of Japan
Sea of Marmara
Sea of Marmora
Sea of Okhotsk
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Literary usage of Sea of Cortes

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1. History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of the Ancient by William Hickling Prescott (1874)
"... was nearly as well understood as at the present day.17 Lastly, the navigator had explored the recesses of the Californian Gulf, or Sea of Cortes, as, ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"... and he himself coat-ted next year both sides of the gulf of that name, then called the Sea of Cortes. He returned to Spain in 1540, when he wn^ r. ..."

3. The Quarterly (1893)
"The name which Cortes Captains gave to the gulf, "the Sea of Cortes," failed to abide. It grew to be generally called the "Bed Sea," out of some fancied ..."

4. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond, William Abbatt (1890)
"... from the Moluccas, were driven into the straits of Fuca and other deep inlets of our Pacific coast which they imagined connected with the sea of Cortes. ..."

5. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1886)
"The name which his captains gave to the gulf, the Sea of Cortes, failed to abide. It grew to be generally called the Red Sea, out of some fancied ..."

6. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"... was known by the Spanish name of Mar Vermejo 6 Roxo de Cortes, the Vermilion or Red Sea of Cortes.1 In the course of years, however, when the stories of ..."

7. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"... was known by the Spanish name of Mar Vermejo 6 Roxo de Cortes, the Vermilion or Red Sea of Cortes.1 In the course of years, however, when the stories of ..."

8. A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean: With Description of Its by Alexander G. Findlay (1851)
"... Gulf or Sea of Loreto, in honour of the Virgin, their protector and patroness, and it has been called the Sea of Cortes, from the great general. ..."

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