St. Georges Harbor, Bermuda.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: after Juan de Bermúdez, Spanish explorer who discovered it (c. 1515)
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- Ber·muˈdi·an, Ber·muˈdan adjective & n.
Bermuda - Cultural Definition
Colony of Britain, made up of some three hundred coral islets and islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras.
- Bermuda is a popular resort.
- A group of colonists on their way to Virginia in 1609 were shipwrecked in Bermuda; William Shakespeare based his play The Tempest on this incident.