Definition of Labrador

1. Noun. The mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada.

Definition of Labrador

1. n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.

Definition of Labrador

1. Proper noun. The mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, in Eastern Canada. ¹

2. Proper noun. (chiefly historical) The geographical region including Labrador in sense 1, as well as neighbouring regions of what is now the province of Quebec. ¹

3. Proper noun. An abbreviated form of the dog breed name Labrador retriever. ¹

4. Noun. A Labrador retriever. ¹

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Definition of Labrador

1. a hunting dog [n -S]

Medical Definition of Labrador

1. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. Labrador duck, a sea duck (Camtolaimus Labradorius) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of new England, but is now supposed to be extinct, no specimens having been reported since 1878. Labrador feldspar. See Labradorite. Labrador tea, a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus Ledum (L. Palustre and L. Latifolium), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Labrador

labours of love
labrador (current term)
labrale inferius
labrale superius

Literary usage of Labrador

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 (1917)
"BY CHARLES W. TOWNSEND, MD Platea III-V. EVER since my boyhood when I read Audubon's 'Birds of America,' with its frequent references to the labrador coast, ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1888)
"A Journey in the Interior of labrador, July to October, 1887. ... labrador has been almost universally avoided. The reason for this is not far to seek. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"Many deer break their legs, their necks, or their backs while running about, or while fighting with each other. Reindeer for labrador. ..."

4. History of the Lumber Industry of America by James Elliott Defebaugh (1906)
"labrador AND NEWFOUNDLAND. In taking up a discussion of the forest resources and lumber history ... labrador. A strip of seacoast 1100 miles in length and, ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"The country to the east of Hudson's Bay, embracing the labrador Peninsula, with an area of 289000 square miles, owing to the prevalent opinion that it was ..."

6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1900)
"An Account of some Eskimo from labrador. By WLH DUCKWORTH, Jesus College, ... In the autumn of 1899, a party of 27 Eskimo were brought from labrador to this ..."

7. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1892)
"Packard's 'labrador Coast.' [The labrador Coast : a journal of two summer cruises to that region, with notes on its early discovery, on the Eskimo, ..."

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