Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands
geographical name islands in the Atlantic off W Africa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cape Verde Islands — noun a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago • Part Holonyms: ↑Atlantic, ↑Atlantic Ocean • Part Meronyms: ↑Cape Verde, ↑Republic of Cape Verde, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • CAPE VERDE ISLANDS —    (110), a group of mountainous, volcanic islands, belonging to Portugal, 350 m. from Cape Verde, on the W. of Africa, of which 10 are inhabited, the largest and most productive Santiago and St. Vincent, with an excellent harbour, oftenest… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cape Verde Islands — country comprised of group of islands located west of Senegal on the western coast of Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cape Verde — Cape Verdean /verr dee euhn/. /verrd/ a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 393,843; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 …   Universalium

  • Cape Verde and the European Union — Cape Verde is an island nation part of the Macaronesian group of islands of the Atlantic Ocean and was a former Portuguese colony during the colonial era between 1460 and 1975. In March 2005 former Portuguese president Mário Soares launched a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Verde — This article is about the country. For the surface feature on Mars, see Cape Verde (Mars). For weather pattern, see Cape Verde type hurricane. Republic of Cape Verde República de Cabo Verde   (Portuguese) …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Verde — noun an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal • Syn: ↑Republic of Cape Verde • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land • Part Holonyms: ↑Cape Verde Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cape Verde-type hurricane — A Cape Verde type hurricane is an Atlantic hurricane that develops near the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa. The average hurricane season has about two Cape Verde type hurricanes, which are usually the most intense storms of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Verde Swamp-warbler — Taxobox name = Cape Verde Swamp Warbler status = EN | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = down regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Sylviidae genus = Acrocephalus species = A. brevipennis binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Verde — I. geographical name see verde (Cape) II. geographical name country E Atlantic comprising the Cape Verde Islands; until 1975 belonged to Portugal capital Praia area 1557 square miles (4048 square kilometers), population 350,000 • Cape Verdean… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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