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

  • Formerly Cor·cy·ra (kôr-sīˈrə)Corfu An island of Greece in the Ionian Islands off the northwest coast of the mainland. Settled c. 700 B.C., the island was controlled by Rome, Byzantium, Sicily, Venice, and Great Britain before being ceded to Greece in 1864.

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  • proper n. One of the Ionian Islands, Greece. The ancient name is Corcyra, in Modern Greek Kérkira (Κέρκυρα).
  • proper n. The capital of Corfu.


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