from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An archipelago of northern-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of the Taymyr Peninsula. Discovered in 1913, the group comprises three major islands and several smaller ones.
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- proper n. An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia, off Taymyr Peninsula.
From Russian Северная Земля (Sévernaja Zemljá, "Northern Land") f.. (Wiktionary)