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

  • An island of southern Japan between southwest Honshu and eastern Kyushu. It was held by various feudal families from early times until c. 1600.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The fourth largest of Japan's islands.

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

  • n. the smallest of the four main islands of Japan; to the south of Honshu and to the east of Kyushu; separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea; forested and mountainous


From 四国 (しこく, Shikoku, "four provinces"). (Wiktionary)



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