from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An Australian-administered island in the eastern Indian Ocean south of Java. It was annexed by Great Britain in 1888 and came under Australian sovereignty in 1958.
- See Kiritimati.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. non self-governing territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean.
- proper n. Alternative name for Kiritimati, an island of Kiribati
Christmas + island (Wiktionary)