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This week's theme: words borrowed from Spanish.
cay (kay, kee) noun
A small low island of coral, sand, etc.; key.
[From Spanish cayo (shoal).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Its terrain ranges from a myriad offshore islands, coral reefs and cays, white and black sand beaches, savannah, alpine meadows to the largest area of pristine rainforest outside the Amazon basin." Neil Hanson; Travel: Papua New Guinea; The Guardian (London); Mar 23, 2002.
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