Meaning of Juan Fernández

Juan Fer•nán•dez

Pronunciation: (wän fur-nan'dez, j'un Sp. hwän' fer-nän'des), [key]
  1. a group of three islands in the S Pacific, 400 mi. (645 km) W of and belonging to Chile: Alexander Selkirk, the alleged prototype of Robinson Crusoe, was marooned here 1704.
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