Darien, Isthmus of
geographical name — see panama (Isthmus of)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • DARIEN, GULF OF —    an inlet of the Caribbean Sea, NW. of S. America. For isthmus of, see PANAMA …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Isthmus of Panama — The Isthmus of Panama, also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien, is the narrow strip of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, linking Central and South America. It was formed some 3 million years ago during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Isthmus of Darien — noun the isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Darien • Syn: ↑Isthmus of Panama • Instance Hypernyms: ↑isthmus • Part Meronyms: ↑Panama, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isthmus of Panama — noun the isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Darien • Syn: ↑Isthmus of Darien • Instance Hypernyms: ↑isthmus • Part Meronyms: ↑Panama, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isthmus of Darien — geographical name see Panama, Isthmus of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Isthmus of Panama — formerly Isthmus of Darien …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Panama, Isthmus of — or formerly Isthmus of Darien geographical name isthmus Central America connecting North America & South America & forming Panama (republic) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Panama, Isthmus of — ▪ isthmus, Central America Spanish  Istmo de Panamá        land link extending east west about 400 miles (640 km) from the border of Costa Rica to the border of Colombia. It connects North and South America and separates the Caribbean Sea… …   Universalium

  • Darien — [dar΄ē en′, der΄ē en′; ] also [ där yen′] 1. Gulf of wedge shaped extension of the Caribbean, between N Colombia & E Panama 2. Isthmus of former name for Isthmus of PANAMA2 …   English World dictionary

  • Darien scheme — European colonization of the Americas First colonization British colonization Courlandish colonization Danish colonization Dutch colonization …   Wikipedia

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