Definition of Macaronesia in English:

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Macaronesia

Pronunciation: /ˌmakərəˈnēZHə/
Botany
A phytogeographical region comprising the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde Islands in the eastern North Atlantic.
Example sentences
  • The flora of Macaronesia, which encompasses five Atlantic archipelagos (Azores, Canaries, Madeira, Cape Verde, and Salvage), is exceptionally rich and diverse.
  • Only in Macaronesia, protected by the Atlantic Ocean, did they survive.

Origin

From Greek makarōn nēsoi 'islands of the Blessed' (mythical islands later associated with the Canaries).

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