Pronunciation: (pwer'tu rē'kō, pwer'tō, pôr'tu, pōr'-; Sp. pwer'tô rē'kô), [key]
an island in the central West Indies: a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 3,196,520; 3435 sq. mi. (8895 sq. km). Cap.: San Juan. Formerly (until 1932), Porto Rico. Abbr: P.R., PR
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