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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Benin.

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  • proper n. A former country in Africa, located in present-day Benin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control

Etymologies

Fon homè ("belly of Dã" or "snake's belly") (Wiktionary)

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