Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of eastern Indonesia in the Moluccas west of Ceram.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An island in the Maluku islands
  • proper n. A language of the island.
  • proper n. A language of Nigeria.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Buru is short for bloomers, the track shorts worn by middle and secondary school girls in gym class.

    IT’S HARD BEING A TWEEN TODAY » Sociological Images

  • Possibly, the Buru is another favourite from my childhood.

    Doug's Darkworld

  • Imprisoned on the disease-ridden penal colony of Buru by the Suharto regime, the author managed to compose his most famous work by reciting it to fellow inmates before it was written down and eventually smuggled out.

    Advance Booking

  • I like to see the methodology taking place, as can often be found in early cryptozoology texts: Izzard's Hunt for the Buru; The Spotted Lion; The Blue Tiger, etc.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Together with Seram, Buru, and the Banda Sea Islands, this island group forms part of a bioregion with perhaps the highest levels of bird endemism for its size anywhere in the world and the highest number of endemic birds of any area in Asia.

    Halmahera rain forests

  • Buru Island, identified as a distinct subunit (13c) by MacKinnon and as an Endemic Bird Area (EBA) was delineated as a distinct ecoregion, the Buru Rain Forests.

    Halmahera rain forests

  • Seram, the larger island to the east of Buru, was also delineated as an ecoregion: Seram Rain Forests.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • Buru Island, identified as a distinct subunit by MacKinnon and as an Endemic Bird Area (EBA), was delineated as a distinct ecoregion, the Buru Rain Forests.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • Together with Halmahera, Buru, and Seram islands, this ecoregion lies within an area with perhaps the highest levels of bird endemism for its size anywhere in the world and the highest number of endemic birds of any area in Asia.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • Seram, the larger island to the east of Buru, was also delineated as an ecoregion: Seram rain forests.

    Seram rain forests

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.