Meaning of Tortuga

Tor•tu•ga

Pronunciation: (tôr-t'gu), [key]
— n.
  1. an island off the N coast of and belonging to Haiti: formerly a pirate stronghold. 23 mi. (37 km) long; 70 sq. mi. (180 sq. km). French, La Tortue.
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