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Noun: Iwo Jima  'ee-wow'jee-mû
  1. The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan
     
  2. A bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
    - Iwo, invasion of Iwo

Type of: amphibious assault, island

Part of: Japan, Nihon, Nippon, Second World War, World War 2, World War II

Encyclopedia: Iwo Jima, Battle of