from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, on the western coast of the island on the Indian Ocean. The city was probably known to Greco-Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. It became capital of the crown colony of Ceylon in 1802 and of independent Ceylon in 1948. Population: 647,000.
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- proper n. Former capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The (official) capital city of Sri Lanka. Population (2000) = 1,994,000.
- n. See calumba.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
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