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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

 
pronunciation:
prIns e dwrd aI lnd
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part of speech: noun
definition: a Canadian Maritime Province on an island east of New Brunswick.
Word History
Prince Edward Island was named in honor of Prince Edward, the father of Queen Victoria of England. In 1604, French explorers named it Île de Saint Jean (Isle of Saint John). The British called it St. John's Island until they changed its name to honor Prince Edward in 1799.