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Marquesas Islands

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

  • A volcanic archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean, part of French Polynesia. Portions of the Marquesas were claimed for Spain in 1595 and for the United States in 1791, but France took definitive possession of the archipelago in 1842.

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  • proper noun a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia

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

  • noun a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia

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