Definition of Marie Byrd Land in US English:

Marie Byrd Land

proper noun

  • A region of Antarctica that borders on the Pacific Ocean, between Ellsworth Land and the Ross Sea.

Origin

Named after the wife of Richard E. Byrd, the American naval commander who explored the region in 1929.

Pronunciation

Marie Byrd Land

/məˌrē ˈbərd ˌland/