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Ceylon

play
geographical name Cey·lon \si-ˈlän, sā-\

Definition of Ceylon

  1. 1 or Arabic Serendib play \ˈser-ən-ˌdib, -ˌdip\ or Latin & Greek Taprobane play \tə-ˈprä-bə-(ˌ)nē\ island 270 miles (434 kilometers) long & 140 miles (225 kilometers) wide in Indian Ocean off S India

  2. 2 — see sri lanka

Ceylonese play \ˌsā-lə-ˈnēz, ˌsē-, ˌse-, -ˈnēs\ adjective or noun



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