Greenland

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From Old Norse Grœnland, from grœnn (green) + land (land).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɡriːn.lənd/, /ˈɡriːn.lænd/

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Greenland.

Greenland

  1. A large self-governing territory in North America that is politically a part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  2. The ice-covered island on which it is located, the largest island in the world (not counting Australia).
  3. (obsolete) Spitzbergen, another island in Europe formerly thought to have been part of Greenland.

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