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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
British crown colony in the Caribbean, consisting of a group of three islands c. 200 mi (322 km) northwest of Jamaica: 100 sq mi (259 sq km); pop. 25,000
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A British-administered island group in the Caribbean Sea northwest of Jamaica, including Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. The islands were discovered by Columbus in 1503. Georgetown, on Grand Cayman, is the capital. Population: 46,600.
- Cay·manˈi·an adjective & n.