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Meaning of Virgin Islands of the United States

Vir'gin Is'lands of the Unit'ed States'

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  1. a group of islands in the West Indies, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix: purchased from Denmark 1917. 96,569; 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km). Cap.: Charlotte Amalie. Formerly,
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