Definition of Kuroshio in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkʊrəˈʃiːəʊ/
A warm current flowing in the Pacific Ocean north-eastwards past Japan and towards Alaska. Also called Japanese Current, Japan Current.


Late 19th century: Japanese, from kuro 'black' + shio 'tide'.

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