American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A volcanic archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean, part of French Polynesia. The southern islands were discovered by a Spanish navigator in 1595; the northern group, by an American seafarer in 1791. France took possession of the islands in 1842.
- n. a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
“Marquesas Islands which he so named in honour of the wife of García de Mendoza, Marquis of Cañete, who was at the time Viceroy of Peru.”
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