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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An extensive area of shoals in the western Atlantic Ocean off southeast Newfoundland, Canada. The mingling of the cold Labrador Current and the warmer Gulf Stream and the shallowness of the water produces heavy fogs and severe storms and has historically made it a highly productive fishing ground.

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  • proper noun geography A large region of relatively shallow seabed in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, located southeast of Newfoundland, which has long served as a major fishing ground.

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