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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Ceylon; -- since the change of name, replaced by Sri Lankan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to Ceylon, a large island lying to the south of Hindustan, now a colony of Great Britain.
  • An inhabitant or inhabitants of Ceylon; specifically, a member or members of the principal native race of Ceylon. See Singhalese. Also Cingalese, Singhalese, and Sinhalese.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture

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