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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Eu•boe•ayuˈbi ə(n.)

  1. a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 188,410; 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Chalcis.; Modern Greek, Evvoia.

Eu•bo′ic-ˈboʊ ɪk(adj.)


  1. Euboea(ProperNoun)

    a Greek island just off the eastern coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea.

  2. Origin: From Εὔβοια.


  1. Euboea

    Euboea is the second largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. In general outline it is a long and narrow, seahorse-shaped island; it is about 150 kilometres long, and varies in breadth from 50 kilometres to 6 kilometres. Its general direction is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Euboea

    the largest of the Grecian Isles, skirts the mainland on the SE., to which it is connected by a bridge spanning the Talanta Channel, 40 yards broad; it is about 100 m. in length; has fine quarries of marble, and mines of iron and copper are found in the mountains; Chalcis is the chief town.


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