Definitions

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

  • An island country of the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. The islands were settled by the Portuguese in the mid-15th century, became a colony in 1495 and an overseas province in 1951, and gained independence in 1975. Praia, on São Tiago Island, is the capital. Population: 424,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Cape Verde.

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  • n. an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal

Etymologies

From Portuguese Cabo Verde, from cabo (cape) + verde (green). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This started near what we call the Cape Verde islands.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2008

  • I mean, it's really not the season for what we call Cape Verde storms or what is out there still a little chilly.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2008

  • In September, we see what we call the Cape Verde hurricanes, where the majority of our major hurricanes do develop.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2007

  • Meanwhile, Costa pointed to Cape Verde, which is hosting the ECOWAS conference, as a "good example" of how the tide could be turned against the international drug cartels.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In the West African country of Cape Verde, which is 99 percent

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Though Soares has visited all the other former Portuguese territories in Africa which gained their independence in the wake of Portugal's 1974 democratic revolution; - namely Cape Verde,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cabo Verde (local name Cape Verde 16 00 N 24 00 W for Cape Verde)

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • The Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) based at Dakar, Senegal is made up of west African States, namely Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Sierra Leone and Senegal.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • "My last letter to your excellency was written from a place on the coast of Guinea called Cape Verde, and in it you were informed of the commencement of my voyage.

    Amerigo Vespucci

  • Grace, who immigrated from Cape Verde and worked as a dishwasher and migrant farm laborer before becoming a preacher, said the nails represented his rejection of work.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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