from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Tasmania.
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- proper n. The former name (until 1856) of the then-British colony and current state of Australia now known as Tasmania.
After the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies Anthony van Diemen, who sent Abel Tasman on the voyage on which Tasman discovered the island. (Wiktionary)