Definition of Tierra del Fuego in US English:

Tierra del Fuego

proper noun

  • An island off the southern tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. Discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520, it is now divided between Argentina and Chile.

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘land of fire’.

Pronunciation

Tierra del Fuego

/tiˌɛrə dɛl ˈfweɪɡoʊ//tēˌerə del ˈfwāɡō/