Ceylon

geographical name
Cey·​lon | \ si-ˈlän How to pronounce Ceylon (audio) , sā-\

Definition of Ceylon

1 or Arabic Serendib \ ˈser-​ən-​ˌdib How to pronounce Serendib (audio) , -​ˌdip \ or Latin and Greek Taprobane \ tə-​ˈprä-​bə-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Taprobane (audio) \ island 270 miles (434 kilometers) long and 140 miles (225 kilometers) wide in the Indian Ocean off southern India
2 — see sri lanka

Other Words from Ceylon

Ceylonese \ ˌsā-​lə-​ˈnēz How to pronounce Ceylonese (audio) , ˌsē-​ , ˌse-​ , -​ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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