Definition of Azores

1. Noun. Islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal. "The Azores are strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes"

Exact synonyms: Acores
Group relationships: Portugal, Portuguese Republic
Generic synonyms: Island



Definition of Azores

1. Proper noun. An archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, an autonomous region of Portugal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Azores

1. A group of nine islands and several islets belonging to portugal in the north atlantic ocean off the coast of portugal. The islands are named after the acores, the portuguese for goshawks, living there in abundance. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Azores

azonic acid
azonitrile
azonitriles
azons
azooxanthellate
azophloxin
azopolymer
azopolymers
azoproite
azoprotein
azoreductase
azoreductases
azores (current term)
azorubine
azosemide
azospirillum
azospirillum brasilense
azosulfamide
azotaemia
azotaemias
azotaemic
azote
azoted
azotemia
azotemias
azotemic
azotemic retinitis

Literary usage of Azores

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"The Alcyonaria from the azores are increased from six to twenty-nine, ... Six species found at the azores have been taken in the West Indies or off the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"The matter is easy, because the steamship route between Barbadoes and the azores crosses the area diagonally and passes very near the center. ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"The depressions which cross over the azores, or slightly to the North of these islands, are less frequent than those passing in higher latitudes ; there are ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"On the Importance of the azores as a Meteorological Station. ... After pointing out the very important position occupied by the azores, as illustrated by ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"The expedition is known as the Islands' or azores' Voyage. ... An attack on the azores was resolved upon. Essex, deeming himself too weak to attempt the ..."

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