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  1. holly-leaved cherry, holly-leaf cherry, evergreen cherry, islay, Prunus ilicifolianoun

    California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers

  2. Islaynoun

    an island of western Scotland at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides


  1. Islaynoun

    The southernmost island of the inner Hebrides in Scotland.


  1. Islay

    Islay, is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Known as "The Queen of the Hebrides", it lies in Argyll just south west of Jura and around 40 kilometres north of the Irish coast. The island's capital and largest settlement is Bowmore where the distinctive round Kilarrow Parish Church and a distillery are located. Port Ellen is the main port. Islay is the fifth largest Scottish island and the seventh largest island surrounding Great Britain, with a total area of almost 620 square kilometres. There is ample evidence of the prehistoric settlement of Islay and the first written reference may have come in the 1st century AD. The island had become part of the Gaelic Kingdom of Dál Riata during the Early Middle Ages before being absorbed into the Norse Kingdom of the Isles. The later medieval period marked a "cultural high point" with the transfer of the Hebrides to the Kingdom of Scotland and the emergence of the Clan Donald Lordship of the Isles, originally centred at Finlaggan. During the 17th century the Clan Donald star waned, but improvements to agriculture and transport led to a rising population, which peaked in the mid-19th century. This was followed by substantial forced displacements and declining resident numbers.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Islay

    a large mountainous Island 13 m. W. of Kintyre, Scotland; much of it is cultivated; dairy produce, cattle, and sheep are exported; there are lead, copper, and manganese mines, marble quarries, and salmon fisheries; the distilleries produce 400,000 gallons of whisky annually.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ISLAY in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ISLAY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Michael Russell:

    If this is actually happening on Islay, and laid on by some sort of tour company I would want to see it stopped immediately.

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