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

  • A group of volcanic islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean about 1,448 km (900 mi) west of mainland Portugal, of which they are administrative districts. Fishing, farming, and tourism are important to their economy.

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  • proper n. An archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, an autonomous region of Portugal.

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

  • n. islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal


From Portuguese Açores ("Azores"), from açores, plural of açor ("goshawk"). (Wiktionary)



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