Meaning of “South America” in the English Dictionary

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"South America" in British English

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South Americanoun

uk /ˌsaʊθ əˈmer.ɪ.kə/ us /ˌsaʊθ əˈmer.ɪ.kə/

Examples from literature

  • Before the Canal, ships had to travel 15,000 kilometers around South America. 
  • In the 1500s, there were 12 million Incas living in South America. 
  • It comes from Central and South America. 
  • Lake Titicaca is a very big lake in South America. 
  • Leafcutter ants live in South America and some southern parts of North America. 
  • Many tropical fruits come from South America and Southeast Asia. 
  • Many years ago, some people living in South America took poison from the slime on frogs and put it on the end of a dart. 
  • Most marsupials live in Australia, but there are some in North and South America. 
  • Patagonia, in South America, is a place that has many ground blizzards. 
  • Simón Bolívar is a national hero in some countries in South America. 
  • Some made the dangerous trip by sea, around the bottom of South America. 
  • The marsupials traveled through South America and Antarctica and arrived in Australia about 60 million years later. 
  • They live in many parts of South America. 
  • This system is now being tried in other parts of Central and South America, such as Venezuela. 
  • Turtles are often found in the traditional stories and songs of native people across North America, Asia, Africa, and South America. 

(Definition of “South America” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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