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Corse (island)


an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France


location noun (spatial position)

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Princeton WordNet



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(Coordinates: 42.150°N 9.083°E)

a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains comprise two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain. Before French domination, Corsica... (39 of 4274 words, 9 images)


Corse (disambiguation)

may refer to: Corse, the French name for Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea | Corse (surname), a European surname of multiple origins (and list of people with that name) | Corse, a Shakespearean word for Corpse | Corse, ... (39 of 153 words, 14 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Corse (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Corsica [island and territorial collectivity, France] | Corse [French] | Collectivité Territoriale de Corse [official name]

collectivité territoriale of France and island in the Mediterranean Sea embracing the départements of Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. Corsica is the ... (20 of 734 words, 5 images)


Oxford Dictionary:

Corsica | Corse [French]

a mountainous island off the west coast of Italy, forming an administrative region of France; population 273,000 (2004 estimate); chief towns, Bastia ... (22 of 62 words, pronunciation)




An uncommon surname originating in Europe, specifically the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. (12 of 14 words)


New World Dictionary:

Corsica | Corsican [adjective, noun, related]

political unit of France, an island in the Mediterranean north of Sardinia: 3,351 sq mi (8,679 sq km); population 250,000; chief city, Ajaccio (23 of 29 words, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

Corsica | Corse [French] | mountainous [synonym]

an island in the Mediterranean, west of northern Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; ... (25 of 486 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


France "Corse", island (1990 population: 251,000), 3,352 sq mi (8,682 sq km), a region of metropolitan France, southeast of France and north of ... (23 of 162 words, pronunciation)



Corsica | Corsican [adjective, noun, related]

island France in the Mediterranean north of Sardinia area 3360 square miles (8702 square kilometers), population 260,149 (17 of 35 words, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

Corsica | Corsican [adjective, noun, related]

An island of France in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sardinia. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island, which was ceded to France by Genoa in 1768. (27 of 33 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

Corsica | Corse [French]

an island in the Mediterranean, southeast of and forming a department of France. 220,000; 3367 square miles (8720 square kilometers). Capital: ... (21 of 29 words, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:


relating to the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, the people who live there, or their culture (17 of 40 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

Mediterranean [entry 1] | the Mediterranean | the Mediterranean Sea | Mediterranean Sea | the Med | Med

"the Mediterranean": ("the Mediterranean Sea":, [informal] "the Med") the sea surrounded by southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East | the ... (21 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mediterranean 1

Encarta Dictionary:

Corsica | Corsican [derived]

mountainous island in the Mediterranean Sea, an administrative region of France. Population: 249,737 (1990). Area: 8,680 sq km (18 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600541​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

corse | Corse

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Corse"


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "Corse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggcors​03 word=Corse

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