Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands
a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain (Freq. 12)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑island
Part Holonyms: ↑West Indies, ↑the Indies

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