Definitions

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

  • An island of New Zealand southwest of North Island, from which it is separated by Cook Strait. It is the larger but less populous of the country's two principal islands.

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  • proper noun The southernmost of the two major islands making up New Zealand. Also known as the mainland.

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  • noun the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait

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Examples

  • So get ye to the South Island aka Middle Earth for Lord of the Rings fans and start sipping.

    A Year of Wine

  • So get ye to the South Island aka Middle Earth for Lord of the Rings fans and start sipping.

    A Year of Wine

  • The fact that she had lived the majority of her life in a small town on the southernmost tip of the South Island was a point in her favour as far as she was concerned.

    Mistress for a Weekend

  • The fact that she had lived the majority of her life in a small town on the southernmost tip of the South Island was a point in her favour as far as she was concerned.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • Zealander they will tell you that the South Island is a bit earthquake prone at the moment.

    "MAIN" via Steve in Google Reader

  • She said the Glacier Valley, on the west coast of the South Island, which is one of New Zealand's biggest tourist attractions, was a safe place for visitors, as long as they took notice of warning signs and did not go beyond barrier ropes.

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  • For Vicki covering the South Island is a privilege with so many amazing people, and so much stunning scenery.

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  • For Vicki covering the South Island is a privilege with so many amazing people, and so much stunning scenery.

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  • For Vicki covering the South Island is a privilege with so many amazing people, and so much stunning scenery.

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  • The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) plans to call South Island food company Talley's today after a man found a bag of frozen peas he said was made up of nearly 50 percent poisonous black nightshade berries.

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