American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island country in the southwest Indian Ocean comprising the island of Mauritius and several small dependencies in the Mascarene Islands. Originally uninhabited, the islands were probably known to Arab and Malay traders in the Middle Ages. Mauritius was controlled by the Dutch (1598-1710), the French (1715-1810), and the British (after 1814) before independence was achieved in 1968. It became a republic in 1992. Port Louis is the capital and the largest city. Population: 1,250,000.
- n. Country in the Indian Ocean. Official name: Republic of Mauritius.
- n. Given name; e.g., St. Mauritius
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A country on the island of Mauritius.
- n. An island in the Indian Ocean.
- n. a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
- n. an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean
- From a Latinized form of the name of Maurits van Nassau. (Wiktionary)
“- Two return economy class tickets to Mauritius flying Air Mauritius*”
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“Do you know why La Gaullete in Mauritius is famous for?”
“I'll be back there for my 40th this year [but] before that, I might go to Argentina for their Derby, and there's the Jockeys 'Challenge in Mauritius, which is like a holiday, and then the trip to Hong Kong [in mid-December].”
“M. acetabulosus from Mauritius is notably larger than members of this genus from La Réunion, and several soft-part and cranial characters distinguish these 2 taxa.”
“The Mascarene Islands, of which Mauritius is one, are unique in that they probably have the only Dodo-fossil sites in the world.”
“Today the dodo lives on in Mauritius only as a national symbol and as an image on textiles, woodcarvings, and souvenirs in local markets and shops.”
“He published a book about his project in Mauritius, opened the Dodo Books, and since the mid-1990s he has again been involved in ornithological travel and the ecological history & conservation of the Mascarene Islands.”
“Alleged D. arnoldi and D. hololissa specimens have now been identified at zoos and wildlife parks in Mauritius, the Seychelles, Kansas, Michigan, Hawaii and the UK.”
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