Bermudas



the Bermudas. Bermuda.
Informal. Bermuda shorts.
a group of islands in the Atlantic, 580 miles (935 km) E of North Carolina: a British colony; resort. 19 sq. mi. (49 sq. km).
Capital: Hamilton.
Historical Examples

George Washington, Vol. I Henry Cabot Lodge
Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin
Haunted London Walter Thornbury
A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
Fighting for the Right Oliver Optic
The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
The Colonies 1492-1750 Reuben Gold Thwaites
The White Invaders Raymond King Cummings

noun
a UK Overseas Territory consisting of a group of over 150 coral islands (the Bermudas) in the NW Atlantic: discovered in about 1503, colonized by the British by 1612, although not acquired by the British crown until 1684. Capital: Hamilton. Pop: 69 467 (2013 est). Area: 53 sq km (20 sq miles)

Note: Bermuda is a popular resort.

Note: A group of colonists on their way to Virginia in 1609 were shipwrecked in Bermuda; William Shakespeare based his play The Tempest on this incident.

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