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{adj: Pacific} relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean
"Pacific islands"



{n: Arafura Sea} a part of the western Pacific Ocean north of Australia and south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia

{n: Atacama Trench} a depression the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile

{n: Australia} the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

{n: Balboa, Vasco Nunez de Balboa} Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)

{n: Banks, Sir Joseph Banks} English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)

{n: Bering Sea} part of the North Pacific between Alaska and Siberia; connected to the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait

{n: Bering, Vitus Bering, Behring, Vitus Behring} Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)

{n: Bougainville Trench} a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

{n: Colombia, Republic of Colombia} a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language

{n: East China Sea} part of the Pacific Ocean near eastern Asia

{n: Eureka} a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Genghis Khan, Jinghis Khan, Jenghiz Khan, Temujin} Mongolian emperor whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean (1162-1227)

{n: Golden Gate} a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake

{n: Gulf of Alaska} a gulf of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago

{n: Honshu, Hondo} the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland

{n: Inland Sea} an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Japan; surrounded by the islands of Honshu and Shikoku and Kyushu and linked to the Sea of Japan by a narrow channel; the chief port is Hiroshima

{n: Japan Trench} a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet

{n: Japan current, Kuroshio current, Kuroshio} a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean

{n: Japan, Japanese Islands, Japanese Archipelago} a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean

{n: Klamath, Klamath River} a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean

{n: Mazatlan} a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center

{n: Monterey Bay} an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California

{n: Nauru, Nauru Island, Pleasant Island} a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia west of the Gilbert Islands

{n: Norfolk Island} an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony

{n: North Pacific} that part of the Pacific Ocean north of the equator

{n: Northwest Passage} a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)

{n: Pacific Coast} a coast of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops gilli} a bottlenose dolphin found in the Pacific Ocean

{n: Pacific, Pacific Ocean} the largest ocean in the world

{n: Palau, Palau Islands, Belau, Pelew} a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean

{n: Palau, Republic of Palau, TT} a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States

{n: Peruvian current, Humboldt current} a cold ocean current that flows north along the Pacific cost of South America before turning west

{n: Queen Charlotte Sound} an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia

{n: Redwood National Park} a national park in California featuring a redwood forest and Pacific Ocean coastline

{n: Ross Sea} an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica

{n: Santa Barbara} a town in southwestern California on the Pacific Ocean

{n: South China Sea} a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons

{n: South Pacific} that part of the Pacific Ocean south of the equator

{n: South Sea Islands} any islands in the southern or southwestern of central parts of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Tartary, Tatary} the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
"under Genghis Khan Tartary extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean"

{n: Tasman Sea} an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand

{n: United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.} North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

{n: Vancouver} a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city

{n: Volcano Islands} a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean north of the Marianas

{n: black marlin, Makaira mazara, Makaira marlina} large game fish in the Pacific Ocean; may reach 1000 pounds

{n: guyot} a seamount of volcanic origin (especially in the Pacific Ocean)

{n: smoothness} the quality of having a level and even surface
"the water was a glassy smoothness"
"the weather system of the Pacific is determined by the uninterrupted smoothness of the ocean"

{n: transit zone} a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers

{v: hop} make a quick trip especially by air
"Hop the Pacific Ocean"


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