Definition of New zealand

1. Noun. An independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery.

Group relationships: British Commonwealth, Commonwealth Of Nations, British Empire
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: New Zealand Islands
Terms within: Auckland, Christchurch, Capital Of New Zealand, Wellington, Cook Strait
Geographical relationships: Pom, Pommy, Returning Officer
Member holonyms: Kiwi, New Zealander

2. Noun. North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific.
Exact synonyms: New Zealand Islands
Terms within: North Island, South Island
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean

Definition of New zealand

1. Proper noun. A country in Oceania, to the east of Australia. Official name: New Zealand. Abbreviation: '''NZ''' or Aotearoa ¹

2. Proper noun. The islands of New Zealand, especially the North Island, South Island and nearby coastal islands. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Realm of New Zealand, including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency. ¹

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Medical Definition of New zealand

1. A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand flax. A myrtaceous shrub (Leptospermum scoparium) of new Zealand and Australia, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of New Zealand

new school
new shekel
new shekels
new sheqalim
new sheqel
new sheqels
new south wales
new standard
new to(p)
new town
new towns
new up
new wave
new yellow enzyme
new zaïre
newborn baby
newborn infant
newborn screening

Literary usage of New zealand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1897)
"Nelson Evening Mail (new zealand), Proprietors of Nelson & Sons, Messrs. T. New Brunswick, Government of New Brunswick, Natural History Society of New ..."

2. Journal by Liverpool Geological Association (1883)
"The discovery of new zealand is commonly ascribed to Tasman, who sighted it in 1642 ... Not till 1889 did tile British Government proclaim new zealand as ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"(Read at the Evening Meeting, January 7th, 1884.) Maps and Section, p. 112. THE physical geography of new zealand has been so ably described by Dr. Haast in ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"new zealand Catholics have never asked or desired a grant for the ... There is no new zealand literature in the broad and general acceptation of the term. ..."

5. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"L. CHAPTER XVIII TAHITI AND new zealand Pass through the Low Archipelago—Tahiti—Aspect—Vegetation on the Mountains—View of Eimeo—Excursion into the ..."

6. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Results of a census of Hie dominion of new zealand, taken for the night of the lath of ... Report on tho trade of the dominion of new zealand for the year ..."

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