Of or relating to the Azores, a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean; designating these islands.
A native or inhabitant of the Azores.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gregory (1607–1646), orientalist. From the name of the Azores, a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean (from Spanish Azores from Portuguese (ilhas los) Açores lit. ‘(islands of) hawks’, so called because of the numerous hawks seen there) + -ean.