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Juan de Fu•caˈwɑn dɪ ˈfyu kə, ˈfu-, ˈʰwɑn(n.)

  1. Strait of, a strait between Vancouver Island and NW Washington. 100 mi. (160 km) long; 15–20 mi. (24–32 km) wide. Also called Juan′ de Fu′ca Strait′.

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  1. Juan de Fuca

    Ioánnis Fokás, better known by the Spanish transcription of his name, Juan de Fuca, was a Venetian-born maritime pilot in the service of the King of Spain, Philip II. He is best known for his claim to have explored the Strait of Anián, now known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca, between Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.

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