Meaning of New Zealand

New" Zea'land

Pronunciation: (zē'lund), [key]
  1. a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,129,383; 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington.
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