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