Definition of Canary islands

1. Noun. A group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces.

Exact synonyms: Canaries
Group relationships: Espana, Kingdom Of Spain, Spain
Terms within: Tenerife
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of Canary islands

1. Proper noun. An archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa, near Morocco and belonging to Spain. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canary Islands

Canal Zone
Cananga odorata
Canary Island hare's foot fern
Canary Islander
Canary Islanders
Canary Islands
Canary wine
Canavalia ensiformis
Canavalia gladiata
Canavan's disease
Canavan's sclerosis
Canavan-van Bogaert-Bertrand disease
Cancer borealis
Cancer irroratus
Cancer magister

Literary usage of Canary islands

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"5 The canary islands Their History, Natural History, and Scenery. An account of an Ornithologist's Camping Trips In the Archipelago. ..."

2. The Mediterranean Race: A Study of the Origin of European Peoples by Giuseppe Sergi (1901)
"It seems unnecessary to refer to the opinions of ancient historians concerning the origin of the population of the canary islands, for they are merely ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"... south of the canary islands, and who at the same time make unconsciously a mental allowance for the absorption of light to which one is accustomed in ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"The Ancient Inhabitants of the canary islands. By J. HARRIS STONE, MA, FL8., FGS Tue author'had examined a large number of skulls in collections in the ..."

5. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1893)
"List of Birds observed in the canary islands. By EG MEADE-WALDO. THE following list is not intended to be a complete catalogue of the birds of the Canaries, ..."

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