from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An archipelago of north-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of Novaya Zemlya. Explored by an Austrian expedition in 1873, the islands were claimed by the USSR in 1926.
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- proper n. An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia, north of Novaya Zemlya, east of Svalbard.
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