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Prince Edward Island


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A province of southeast Canada consisting of Prince Edward Island in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. It joined the confederacy in 1873. The island was discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and named Île St. Jean by Samuel de Champlain in 1603. It was renamed in 1798 after Edward, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), the father of Queen Victoria. Charlottetown is the capital and the largest city. Population: 136,000.

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  • proper n. A province in eastern Canada which has Charlottetown as its capital.
  • proper n. An island in eastern Canada, which forms the majority of the eponymous province

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

  • n. an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; the smallest province of Canada


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  • She was late for a flight and apparently tried to push through a security door, swore at staff and called Prince Edward Island a "hellhole." Top Stories

  • In the Random E-Mail File today is a guy from a cider company in/on Prince Edward Island, which is in Hoboken, N.J. Whoops!

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  • 'Reporters found a confusing patchwork of policies across the country, ranging from poor disclosure in provinces such as Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, to a surprising 93-per-cent disclosure in Alberta.

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  • Richards had grown up in a small town on Prince Edward Island, and the prestige of the Original Six is an innate aspect of Canadian hockey culture—a culture in which Richards immersed himself as a youngster.

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  • Most of the tour is in anglophone Canada – the couple go to Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables country, on Sunday night; then on to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, and Calgary in Alberta for the annual stampede and rodeo; before heading across the border to Los Angeles at the end of their trip next weekend.

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  • The couple will visit Prince Edward Island Monday and will stop in the Northwest Territories and Alberta before heading to the western U.S. state of California.

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  • Storm-related traffic accidents also killed people in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.

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  • They are mine, especially when they are Prince Edward Island mussels $13 steamed in a heady broth with a touch of Spanish chorizo, Fresno chiles, served with toast points and that fabulous aioli.

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  • Hannah runs a local arts council on Prince Edward Island, where she raises chickens and goats, and trains horses and dogs.

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