from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea, on southeast New Guinea and the Gulf of Papua. It was named for the British explorer Capt. John Moresby (1830-1922), who landed here in 1873, and occupied by the British after 1888. Population: 283,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Papua New Guinea.
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- n. the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
Named by the explorer of its harbour, Captain John Moresby, after his father, Admiral Fairfax Moresby. (Wiktionary)