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

  • A region and former princely state of southwest India on the Malabar Coast of the Arabian Sea. The city of Cochin was visited by Vasco da Gama in 1502 and colonized by the Portuguese in the following year. It was taken by the Dutch in 1663 and occupied by the British in 1795. Population: 596,000.
  • n. See Cochin China2.

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  • n. Alternative form of Kochi. (city in India)


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