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

  • An island country of the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. The islands were settled by the Portuguese in the mid-15th century, became a colony in 1495 and an overseas province in 1951, and gained independence in 1975. Praia, on São Tiago Island, is the capital. Population: 424,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Cape Verde.

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

  • n. an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal

Etymologies

From Portuguese Cabo Verde, from cabo (cape) + verde (green). (Wiktionary)

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