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Newfoundland

New·found·land

Newfoundland

 
pronunciation:
nu fnd lnd [or] nu fnd laend [or] nyu fnd laend
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an island in the Atlantic Ocean that is part of the eastern Canadian province officially named Newfoundland and Labrador.
definition 2: (informal) the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
definition 3: a type of very large dog with a dense, usu. black coat; Newfoundland dog.
derivation: Newfoundlander (n.)
Word History
Italian explorer John Cabot named the island of Newfoundland "new founde isle" in 1497. By 1502, English maps showed the area as "New found launde."