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

  • A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It extends from the Caribbean Sea southward to Cape Horn.

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  • proper noun The continent that is the southern part of the Americas. It is east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, south of North America and north of Antarctica.

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

  • noun a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
  • noun the nations of the South American continent collectively

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