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  • proper n. A group of islands in the North Atlantic: the Azores, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira and the Savage Islands


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  • Tall tree species compose the canopy; most belong to the Lauraceae family (Apollonias barbujana, Laurus azorica, Ocotea foetans, and Persea indica) and are endemic to Macaronesia.

    Madeira evergreen forests

  • Its distribution is now limited to a few sites in Macaronesia, and even here is largely in an altered and highly reduced state.

    Garajonay National Park, Spain

  • Located in the Macaronesia eco region of North Atlantic

    Release The Hounds

  • These islands, along with the Azores and the Cape Verde group, are part of what geographers call Macaronesia.

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  • The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago located in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa, opposite Mauritania and Senegal. - latest science and technology news stories


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  • Wot, not "islands of macaroni"?

    *is cheesed off*

    March 16, 2011

  • From the Ancient Greek μακάρων νῆσοι, "islands of the fortunate".

    March 15, 2011