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

  • A self-governing British colony comprising about 300 coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras. The first settlement was made in 1609 by British colonists shipwrecked on their way to Virginia. Tourism is crucial to its economy. Hamilton, on Bermuda Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital. Population: 66,200.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An island group in the the North Atlantic Ocean, 580 nautical miles (1074 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, held as an Overseas Territory by Britain
  • proper n. A pale, slightly blue shade of green

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as Bermudas.

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

  • n. a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort

Etymologies

From the name of Juan de Bermudez, the Spanish explorer who discovered the islands in 1515. (Wiktionary)

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