from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The largest of the Line Islands in the central Pacific Ocean near the equator. Discovered by James Cook in 1777, the island is now part of Kiribati.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An island of Kiribati, previously called Christmas Island.
From the Gilbertese word Kirimati ("Christmas"), from English Christmas. (Wiktionary)