Definitions

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

  • The part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on the North American mainland. Controlled by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1800s, the area was claimed by Quebec until 1927, when it was awarded to Newfoundland. Labrador is located on the northeast portion of the Labrador Peninsula, the eastern end of mainland Canada between Hudson Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and forms the southern edge of the Labrador Sea, an arm of the northern Atlantic Ocean between eastern Canada and southwest Greenland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a sea duck (Camtolaimus Labradorius) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of New England, but is now supposed to be extinct, no specimens having been reported since 1878.
  • noun See Labradorite.
  • noun (Bot.) a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus Ledum (Ledum palustre and Ledum latifolium), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, in Eastern Canada.
  • proper noun The geographical region including Labrador in sense 1, as well as neighbouring regions of what is now the province of Quebec.
  • proper noun An abbreviated form of the dog breed name Labrador retriever.

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

  • noun the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada

Etymologies

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Eponym of Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador, from Portuguese lavrador ("landholder, farmer"), ultimately from Latin labor ("work").

Examples

  • Cordilleran, which lay upon the Cordilleras of British America; one the Keewatin, which flowed out from the province of Keewatin, west of Hudson Bay; and one the LABRADOR ice field, whose center of dispersion was on the highlands of the peninsula of Labrador.

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  • GRAND BANK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR -- (Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - A Grand Bank, N.L. resident was ordered to pay a fine of $15,000 at a sentencing hearing in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court in Grand Bank on February 8, 2010 for violating the federal Fisheries Act. Willoughby Bolt pleaded guilty to violating section 36 (3) of the Act.by releasing diesel fuel,

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  • GRAND BANK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR -- (Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - A Grand Bank, N.L. resident was ordered to pay a fine of $15,000 at a sentencing hearing in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court in Grand Bank on February 8, 2010 for violating the federal Fisheries Act. Willoughby Bolt pleaded guilty to violating section 36 (3) of the Act.by releasing diesel fuel,

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  • It was apparently the Portuguese who coined the name Labrador, meaning a

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  • In 1497, the Italian sailor Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), exploring on behalf of England, landed in Labrador and Newfoundland.

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  • In 1497, the Italian sailor Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), exploring on behalf of England, landed in Labrador and Newfoundland.

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  • In 1497, the Italian sailor Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), exploring on behalf of England, landed in Labrador and Newfoundland.

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  • I should - want to mention, Raul Labrador is an immigration attorney.

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  • For example, the carbon footprint of the average family Labrador is greater than that of twelve hundred Lesser-Spotted Amazonian Tree Frogs, and as such pets pose a clear and present danger to the future of our planet.

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  • For example, the carbon footprint of the average family Labrador is greater than that of twelve hundred Lesser-Spotted Amazonian Tree Frogs, and as such pets pose a clear and present danger to the future of our planet.

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