from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • For names of actual capes, see the specific element of the names, for example, Hatteras, Cape; Good Hope, Cape of. Other geographic names beginning with Cape are entered under Cape, for example, Cape Coral, Florida; Cape York Peninsula.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Cape of Good Hope or Cape Province, South Africa


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