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Azores

island group in the Atlantic about 800 miles west of Portugal, discovered by the Portuguese in 1492, said to be from Portuguese azor açor"a hawk, goshawk," and called for the abundance of hawks or buzzards there, but this is likely folk-etymology.

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Definitions of Azores

Azores (n.)
islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal;
Synonyms: Acores
From wordnet.princeton.edu