Definition of the Scilly Isles from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Scilly Isles

 
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(also the Scillies
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, the Isles of Scilly)
 
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a group of about 140 small islands about 28 miles off the south-west coast of England. Five of the larger islands have people living on them, and the capital is Hugh Town on the island of St Mary's. The Scillies have a mild climate and are popular for holidays/vacations.