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Cape Cod

peninsula of New England, named 1602 by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold for the abundance of fish his men caught there (see cod). In reference to houses reminiscent of New England architecture, from 1916.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Cape Cod from WordNet

Cape Cod (n.)
a Massachusetts peninsula to the south of Boston extending into the Atlantic; a popular resort area;
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