Definitions for yezoˈyɛz oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ye•zoˈyɛz oʊ(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: former name of Hokkaido .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hokkaido, Ezo, Yezo(noun)

    the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yezo

    or Yesso, the northernmost of the four large islands of Japan, is about as large as Ireland; is traversed from N. to S. by rugged mountains, several of them active volcanoes; is rich in minerals, and particularly coal; its rivers swarm with salmon, but the climate is severe, and it is only partially settled.

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