Definitions

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

  • A region of extreme southwest England on a peninsula bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel. Its tin and copper mines were known to ancient Greek traders.
  • A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, on the St. Lawrence River and the New York border southeast of Ottawa. It is a manufacturing center. Population: 46,000.

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  • proper n. A maritime county of England, forming its south-western extremity, bordered by Devon in the east.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hilly county in southwestern England

Etymologies

Latin cornovii ("peninsula people") + German walh ("stranger or foreigner") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CORNWALL - The nephew of an alleged city drug supplier testified Wednesday that he saw his uncle and two Sudbury men burning clothes at his family's Merrickville farm the same day as a double murder in Cornwall.

    Ottawa Sun

  • CORNWALL -- A pair of filmmakers from Cornwall are getting ready to take the country by storm.

    London Free Press

  • CORNWALL - A Cornwall judge has fined two Quebec construction companies more than $200,000 for violations that contributed to a worker falling nearly 50 feet during renovation work at McConnell Manor in August of 2007.

    Ottawa Sun

  • CORNWALL, Ont. -- An Akwesasne spokesman says a meeting is scheduled today between the federal border agency and Akwesasne leaders to discuss temporary options to reopen a border crossing near Cornwall, Ont. The Canadian Border Services Agency shut down its post on Cornwall Island, which sits inside Akwesasne, on June 1 after border guards expressed concerns about their safety following native protests over arming guards.

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  • A day spent down in Cornwall is never wasted to my mind especially at this time of year and with such glorious weather.

    A day in Cornwall

  • Actually the problem in Cornwall is that they voted for low water rates for a long time when water was in the hands of local authorities.

    The Taxing Miss Julia Goldsworthy

  • I love living in Cornwall which is itself a Magykal place where I feel almost anything can happen.

    Angie Sage biography

  • I am a writer in Cornwall (yes that bit right at the end).

    Humour

  • In Nell's will is concealed a second surprise: a mysterious cottage in Cornwall of which she had never spoken.

    Kate Morton - An interview with author

  • For those of you not familiar with it, Camel Valley is a winery in Cornwall and the wine is from the Bacchus grape.

    Cucumber soup: impossible food-wine pairing?!? | Dr Vino's wine blog

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