from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of the southern Pacific Ocean in the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. It was first settled by Polynesians in the 14th century. Gaugin's best-known works were painted here.
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- proper n. The largest island in French Polynesia.
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- n. an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin
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