Definition of Ladrone islands
1. Noun. A chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521.
Group relationships: Federated States Of Micronesia, Micronesia, Tt
Terms within: Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas, Gu, Guam
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
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Literary usage of Ladrone islands
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"They then steered north-west, crossed the line on the 13th of February, 1521, and on the 6th of March reached the ladrone islands. Thence Magellan proceeded ..."
2. Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace, Augustus Henry Keane (1883)
"... or of compelling their members to occupy certain houses in common.1 7. The Mariannes, or ladrone islands. ..."
3. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the by George Staunton, George Macartney Macartney, Erasmus Gower (1797)
"It',was intended previously to touch at one of the ladrone islands, opposite to Macao, for the purpose of sending letters to Europe by any conveyance from ..."
4. Life and Adventure in the South Pacific by Jones (1861)
"Invasion of the ladrone islands by the Spaniards in. 1554.— Getting off Recruits. ... This island is the principal one of the group of the ladrone islands. ..."