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

  • An island of northeast Greece in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey northwest of Lesbos. Occupied in ancient times by Greeks, the island was later held by Persians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottoman Turks. It became part of modern Greece in 1913.

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  • proper n. Island in northeastern Greece located in the Aegean Sea.

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

  • n. a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea; famous for a reddish-brown clay that has medicinal properties

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From Ancient Greek Λῆμνος. (Wiktionary)

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