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      n   an island republic in the N Atlantic, regarded as part of Europe: settled by Norsemen, who established a legislative assembly in 930; under Danish rule (1380--1918); gained independence in 1918 and became a republic in 1944; contains large areas of glaciers, snowfields, and lava beds with many volcanoes and hot springs (the chief source of domestic heat); inhabited chiefly along the SW coast. The economy is based largely on fishing. Official language: Icelandic. Official religion: Evangelical Lutheran. Currency: krona. Capital: Reykjavik. Pop.: 276000 (1998 est.). Area: 102828 sq. km (39702 sq. miles)  

Iceland agate  
      n      another name for       obsidian  
Iceland moss  
      n   a lichen, Cetraria islandica, of arctic regions and N Europe, with brownish edible fronds  
Iceland poppy  
      n   any of various widely cultivated arctic poppies, esp. Papaver nudicaule, with white or yellow nodding flowers  
Iceland spar  
      n   a pure transparent variety of calcite with double-refracting crystals used in making polarizing microscopes  
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