Definitions for chiosˈkaɪ ɒs, -oʊs, ˈki-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Chi•osˈkaɪ ɒs, -oʊs, ˈki-(n.)
a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 53,942; 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece
one of the Aegean islands of Greece
capital of the island
Origin: From Χίος.
Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometres off the Anatolia coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The island has a port for merchant shipping. The island produces a unique mastic gum. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages, and the 11th-century monastery of “Nea Moni”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the island. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Chios regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Chios. Locals refer to Chios town as "Chora".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Scio (25), a small island belonging to Turkey, in the Grecian Archipelago; subject to earthquakes; yields oranges and lemons in great quantities; claims to have been the birthplace of Homer.
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