from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of Kiribati in the west-central Pacific Ocean. First visited by the British in 1804, the island was annexed in 1900 and served as the capital of the colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands until World War II.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name in the Philippine Islands of a valuable timber-tree, Lagerstrœmia speciosa, with large showy rose-purple or red flowers and strong, tough, durable wood.
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