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Galapagos

islands were named for the tortoises (Spanish galapagos) who live there; discovered by Europeans in 1535. Related: Galapagian.

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Definitions of Galapagos

Galapagos (n.)
a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life;
Synonyms: Galapagos Islands
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