Definitions

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

  • An island country in the southwest Indian Ocean comprising the island of Mauritius and several small dependencies in the Mascarene Islands. Originally uninhabited, the islands were probably known to Arab and Malay traders in the Middle Ages. Mauritius was controlled by the Dutch (1598–1710), the French (1715–1810), and the British (after 1814) before independence was achieved in 1968. It became a republic in 1992. Port Louis is the capital and the largest city.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A country on the island of Mauritius.
  • proper noun An island in the Indian Ocean.

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  • proper noun Country in the Indian Ocean. Official name: Republic of Mauritius.
  • proper noun Given name; e.g., St. Mauritius

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

  • noun a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
  • noun an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean

Etymologies

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From a Latinized form of the name of Maurits van Nassau.

Examples

  • - Two return economy class tickets to Mauritius flying Air Mauritius*

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  • - Two return economy class tickets to Mauritius flying Air Mauritius*

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  • - Two return economy class tickets to Mauritius flying Air Mauritius*

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  • Post tagged with: DG MBC, Director General MBC, Dossiers MBC, mauritius broadcasting coorporation, Mauritius TV Politics, mbc, Politics MBC, President MBC

    Mauritius Blog Tracker

  • Viaggio per MAURITIUS (Mauritius), partenza da MXP Milano Malpensa IT il

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  • Do you know why La Gaullete in Mauritius is famous for?

    Tree House overlooking L.A., a Luxurious Place of Retreat

  • I'll be back there for my 40th this year [but] before that, I might go to Argentina for their Derby, and there's the Jockeys 'Challenge in Mauritius, which is like a holiday, and then the trip to Hong Kong [in mid-December].

    Frankie Dettori at Newmarket ready for the few that have got away

  • M. acetabulosus from Mauritius is notably larger than members of this genus from La Réunion, and several soft-part and cranial characters distinguish these 2 taxa.

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  • The Mascarene Islands, of which Mauritius is one, are unique in that they probably have the only Dodo-fossil sites in the world.

    More Dodo Expeditie Info

  • Today the dodo lives on in Mauritius only as a national symbol and as an image on textiles, woodcarvings, and souvenirs in local markets and shops.

    The Voyage of the Odyssey

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