Definition of Galapagos islands

1. Noun. A group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life.

Exact synonyms: Galapagos
Group relationships: Ecuador, Republic Of Ecuador
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of Galapagos islands

1. Proper noun. An archipelago off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, home to many endemic species. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galapagos Islands

Galton's delta
Galton's law
Galtonia candicans
Galtonian-Fisher genetics
Galveston Bay
Galveston Island
Galway Bay
Galway hooker
Galway hookers
Galápagos Islands
Galápagos hawk
Galápagos hawks
Galápagos sea lion
Galápagos sea lions
Gambel's quail
Gambian fever
Gambian monetary unit
Gambian trypanosomiasis

Literary usage of Galapagos islands

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

1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1920)
"The Butterflies and Hawk-Moths of the galapagos islands. ... The snakes of the galapagos islands. By (Issued October 7, 1911) 50 John Van Denburgh. ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1880)
"A VISIT TO THE galapagos islands IN 1880. and west of the group, the latter being the coolest. FitzRoy, in the Beagle, found even a greater difference. ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"... galapagos islands. CHAPTER XVII GALAPAGOS ARCHIPELAGO ^¥ The whole group volcanic—Number of craters—Leafless bushes—Colony at Charles Island—James ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"In December, 1890, I wrote a paper,1 " On the origin of the galapagos islands," which was published in the AMERICAN NATURALIST of March and April, 1891, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1874)
"XI. " Description of the Living and Extinct Races of Gigantic Land-Tortoises.—Parts I. and II. Introduction, and the Tortoises of the galapagos islands/' By ..."

6. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"galapagos islands. nh. Society Islands. Low Archipelago, Marquesas, and other Islands of S. Pacific, east of Meridian ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"A Visit to the galapagos islands in HMS ' Triumph,' 1880. By Captain MARKHAM. The galapagos islands, being 600 miles from any other land, have a peculiar ..."

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