Bougainville

biographical name
Bou·​gain·​ville | \ ˈbü-gən-ˌvil How to pronounce Bougainville (audio) , bü-gaⁿ-ˈvēl \

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Louis-Antoine de 1729–1811 French navigator

Bougainville

geographical name
Bou·​gain·​ville | \ ˈbü-gən-ˌvil How to pronounce Bougainville (audio) , ˈbō-, ˈbu̇- \

Definition of Bougainville (Entry 2 of 2)

island in the South Pacific; largest of the Solomons; chief town Kieta area 3880 square miles (10,088 square kilometers)

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“Bougainville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bougainville. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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