cape on the E coast of Fla.: U.S. proving ground for missiles and spacecraft: temporarily renamed Cape Kennedy (1963-73)
Sp cañaveral, canebrake
See Canaveral in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A sandy promontory extending into the Atlantic Ocean from a barrier island on the east-central coast of Florida. It is the site of NASA's Kennedy Manned Space Flight Center, the launching area for U.S. space missions.