Darien[dar′ē en′, der′-; also där yen′]
Darien definition by Webster's New World
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- wedge-shaped extension of the Caribbean, between N Colombia & E Panama
- Isthmus of Panama
Darien definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A region of eastern Panama on the Gulf of Darién, a wide bay of the Caribbean Sea between eastern Panama and northwest Colombia. In 1513 Vasco Núñez de Balboa led an expedition across the Isthmus of Darién (now the Isthmus of Panama) and became the first European to view the Pacific Ocean from the New World.