Panama, Isthmus of
or formerly Isthmus of Darien geographical name isthmus Central America connecting North America & South America & forming Panama (republic)

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  • Panama,Isthmus of — Panama, Isthmus of Formerly Isthmus of Da·ri·én (dâr ē ĕnʹ, där yĕnʹ). An isthmus of Central America connecting North and South America and separating the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Panama, Isthmus of — isthmus connecting North and South America …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Panama, Isthmus of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Panama, Gulf of — ▪ gulf, Panama Spanish  Golfo De Panamá,    inlet of the Pacific Ocean, bordering the southern side of the Isthmus of Panama. It is 115 miles (185 km) across at its widest point and 100 miles (160 km) long. The gulf is relatively shallow and… …   Universalium

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

  • Isthmus of the fauces — Isthmus Isth mus (?; 277), n.; pl. {Isthmuses}. [L. isthmus, Gr. isqmo s a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the root of ie nai to go; cf. Icel. ei[eth] isthmus. See {Issue}.] (Geog.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Tehuantepec — The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is an isthmus in Mexico. It represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, and prior to the opening of the Panama Canal was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec… …   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

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