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cape1 British & World English

A sleeveless cloak, typically a short one

cape2 British & World English

A headland or promontory

the Cape in cape2 British & World English

The Cape of Good Hope

girdled lizard British & World English

An African lizard with rough or spiny scales which give a banded appearance to the body and tail

Ann, Cape British & World English

A peninsula in northeastern Massachusetts, noted for its resorts and scenery

Bon, Cape British & World English

A peninsula of NE Tunisia, extending into the Mediterranean Sea

Cape Cod British & World English

A sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts, forming a wide curve enclosing Cape Cod Bay

Cape hen British & World English

The white-chinned petrel of southern oceans, with mainly dark brown plumage

Cape May British & World English

A resort city in extreme southern New Jersey, on the Atlantic Ocean; population 3,686 (est. 2008)

Cape Town British & World English

The legislative capital of South Africa and administrative capital of the province of Western Cape; population 3,569,400 (est. 2009)

East Cape British & World English

A peninsular region of the North Island, New Zealand. Its tip forms the most easterly point of the island

Horn, Cape British & World English

The southernmost point of South America, on a Chilean island south of Tierra del Fuego. The region is notorious for its storms, and until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 constituted the only sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

York, Cape British & World English

A cape extending into the Torres Strait at the north-east tip of Australia, in Queensland. It is the northernmost point of the continent of Australia

Cape Colony British & World English

early name (1814–1910) for the former Cape Province.

Cape Coral British & World English

A resort city in southwestern Florida, near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, southwest of Fort Myers; population 156,835 (est. 2008)

Cape doctor British & World English

The strong prevailing SE wind in the province of Western Cape

Cape Dutch British & World English

The form of Dutch spoken by the early settlers at the Cape of Good Hope, which developed into Afrikaans

Cape Malay British & World English

(In South Africa) a member of a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking and Muslim group resident mainly in the province of Western Cape

Cape pigeon British & World English

another term for pintado petrel.

North Cape British & World English

A promontory on Magerøya, an island off the north coast of Norway. North Cape is the northernmost point of the world accessible by road

Wrath, Cape British & World English

A headland at the north-western tip of the mainland of Scotland

Agulhas, Cape British & World English

The most southerly point of the continent of Africa, in the province of Western Cape, South Africa

Cape coloured British & World English

(In South Africa) a person of mixed ethnic descent resident in the province of Western Cape, speaking Afrikaans or English as their first language, and typically not a follower of Islam

Cape jasmine British & World English

A fragrant Chinese gardenia, some kinds of which have flowers that are used to perfume tea

Cape marigold British & World English

another term for African daisy.

Cape primrose British & World English

another term for streptocarpus.

Cape Province British & World English

A former province of South Africa, containing the Cape of Good Hope. The area became a British colony in 1814; it was known as Cape Colony from then until 1910, when it joined the Union of South Africa. In 1994 it was divided into the provinces of Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape

Cape sparrow British & World English

A dark brown sparrow native to southern Africa

Comorin, Cape British & World English

A cape at the southern tip of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu

Eastern Cape British & World English

A province of south-eastern South Africa, formerly part of Cape Province; capital, Bhisho

Farewell, Cape British & World English

The southernmost point of Greenland

Northern Cape British & World English

A province of western South Africa, formerly part of Cape Province; capital, Kimberley

Kennedy, Cape British & World English

former name (1963–73) for Canaveral, Cape.

Hatteras, Cape British & World English

A peninsula in eastern North Carolina, often called “the Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the treacherous waters around

Western Cape British & World English

A province of south-western South Africa, formerly part of Cape Province; capital, Cape Town

Cape Girardeau British & World English

A city in southeastern Missouri, on the Mississippi River; population 37,370 (est. 2008)

Cape gooseberry British & World English

A soft edible yellow berry enclosed in a husk that resembles a lantern in shape

Canaveral, Cape British & World English

A cape on the east coast of Florida, known as Cape Kennedy from 1963 until 1973. It is the site of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, from which the Apollo space missions were launched

Finisterre, Cape British & World English

A promontory of NW Spain, forming the westernmost point of the mainland. The shipping forecast area formerly known as Finisterre was renamed Fitzroy in 2002

St Vincent, Cape British & World English

A headland in SW Portugal, which forms the south-westernmost tip of the country. It was the site of a sea battle in 1797 in which the British fleet under Admiral John Jervis defeated the Spanish

Gracias a Dios, Cape British & World English

A cape forming the easternmost extremity of the Mosquito Coast in Central America, on the border between Nicaragua and Honduras

Cape Barren goose British & World English

A pale grey Australian goose with a short black bill that is almost covered by a waxy yellow cere

Cape Breton Island British & World English

An island forming the north-eastern part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada

Cape Fear River British & World English

A river that flows for 200 miles (320 km) across eastern North Carolina to enter the Atlantic Ocean near Wilmington at Cape Fear

Cape Verde Islands British & World English

A country consisting of a group of islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal, named after the most westerly cape of Africa; population 429,500 (est. 2009); languages, Portuguese (official), Creole; capital, Praia. Previously uninhabited, the islands were settled by the Portuguese from the 15th century. They remained a Portuguese colony until 1975, when an independent republic was established

Good Hope, Cape of British & World English

A mountainous promontory south of Cape Town, South Africa, near the southern extremity of Africa

buffalo British & World English

A heavily built wild ox with backward-curving horns, found mainly in the Old World tropics:

Cape Muslim in Cape Malay British & World English

(In South Africa) a member of a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking and Muslim group resident mainly in the province of Western Cape

Cape petrel in Cape pigeon British & World English

another term for pintado petrel.


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