Bougainville

biographical name
Bou·gain·ville | \ ˈbü-gən-ˌvil , bü-gaⁿ-ˈvēl \

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Louis-Antoine de 1729–1811 French navigator

Bougainville

geographical name
Bou·gain·ville | \ ˈbü-gən-ˌvil , 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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