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Grand Canary(Encyclopedia)Grand Canary: see Canary Islands, Spain.
Palmas, Las(Encyclopedia)Palmas, Las läs päl´mäs [key], city (1990 pop. 373,846), capital of Las Palmas prov., Spain, on Grand Canary. The harbor nearby, at Puerto de la Luz, is the chief port of the Canary Islands and th...
Canary Islands(Encyclopedia)Canary Islands, Span. Islas Canarias, group of seven islands (2011 pop. 2,082,655), 2,875 sq mi (7,445 sq km), autonomous community of Spain, in the Atlantic Ocean off Western Sahara. They constitute ...
Spanish Africa(Encyclopedia)Spanish Africa, historical name for the Spanish possessions in Africa—Ceuta and Melilla (enclaves in Morocco), the Canary Islands, and Western Sahara. Spain also formerly held Ifni (now part of Moro...
canary(Encyclopedia)canary knâr´ [key], common name for a familiar cage bird of the family Ploceidae (Old World finch family), descended from either the wild serin finch or from the very similar wild canary, Serinu...
Laguna, La(Encyclopedia)Laguna, La lä lägoo´nä [key], city (1990 pop. 118,548), on Teneriffe island, Canary Islands. The center of a fertile farm area producing cereals, grapes, fruits, and vegetables, it is also a tou...
Anchieta, José de(Encyclopedia)Anchieta, José de zhooz´ d nsh´tä [key], 1530–97, Brazilian Jesuit missionary, b. Canary Islands of Spanish parents. A tireless traveler and pioneer, he spread Portuguese control and...
Santa Cruz de Tenerife(Encyclopedia)Santa Cruz de Tenerife sn´t krooz d tnr´f [key], city (1990 pop. 222,892), capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife prov., Spain, a port on Tenerife island in the Canary Islands. Vegetables...
Henry III(Encyclopedia)Henry III, 1379–1406, Spanish king of Castile and León (1390–1406), son and successor of John I. His marriage (1388) to Catherine, daughter of John of Gaunt, ended a long dynastic conflict. Henry...
Cadamosto, Luigi da(Encyclopedia)Cadamosto, Luigi da loo´j dä kädämô´st [key], 1432?–1488, Venetian navigator in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal. He seems to have entered Portuguese service in 14...
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