from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The mainland territory of Newfoundland, Canada, on the northeast portion of the Labrador Peninsula. Its coastline was visited by Norse seamen as early as the tenth century. The area later became a possession of the Hudson's Bay Company and was claimed by Quebec until 1927, when it was awarded to Newfoundland.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, in Eastern Canada.
- proper n. The geographical region including Labrador in sense 1, as well as neighbouring regions of what is now the province of Quebec.
- proper n. An abbreviated form of the dog breed name Labrador retriever.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada
Eponym of Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador, from Portuguese lavrador ("landholder, farmer"), ultimately from Latin labor ("work"). (Wiktionary)