from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of eastern Indonesia in the Lesser Sundas on the Flores Sea, between the eastern end of the Java Sea and the western end of the Banda Sea south of Sulawesi. The island came under Dutch influence in the 1600s, although the Portuguese held the eastern end until 1851.
  • Juan José,Ecuadorian general and politician who was active in his country's struggle for independence. He was appointed Ecuador's first president in 1830 and served two terms (1830–1835 and 1839–1845).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the commercial classification of indigo, the best quality of dye.

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  • proper noun an island arc in Indonesia, located to the east of Java


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From Portuguese flores, plural of flor ("flower").



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