Origin of Bermudaafter Juan de Bermúdez, Spanish explorer who discovered it (c. 1515)
group of islands in the W Atlantic, 584 mi (940 km) southeast of N.C.: a self-governing colony under British control since 1684: 21 sq mi (54 sq km); cap. Hamilton
A self-governing British colony comprising about 300 coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras. The first settlement was made in 1609 by British colonists shipwrecked on their way to Virginia. Tourism and international finance are crucial to its economy. Hamilton, on Bermuda Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital.x
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From the name of Juan de Bermudez, the Spanish explorer who discovered the islands in 1515.
- Two years later, a compromise having been effected with Lord Marlborough, a grant of the island was obtained by the earl of Carlisle, whose claim was based on a grant, from the king, of all the Caribbean islands in 1624; and in 1628 Charles Wolferstone, a native of Bermuda, was appointed governor.
- The Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana) and the red or American cedar (J.
- On the 16th of May Butler fought the indecisive battle of Drury's Bluff against Beauregard, in consequence of which he had to retire to Bermuda Hundred, whence most of his troops were sent to join Grant.
- The principal crop is Bermuda onions; in 1909 it was estimated that 150o acres in the vicinity were devoted to this crop, the average yield per acre being about 20,000 lb.
- It has a much wider range on the American continent than the mocking-bird, and is one of the few species that are resident in Bermuda, while on more than one occasion it is said to have appeared in Europe.