from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of southeast Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk north of Hokkaido, Japan. Colonized by Russia and Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, it passed under Russian control in 1875.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The largest island of Russia, off it's eastern coast.
Sorry, no etymologies found.