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

  • A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean in the Bismarck Archipelago. Until 1797, European geographers believed it to be part of the island of New Britain.

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  • proper noun An island of the Bismarck Archipelago, a German colony from 1884 to 1921; governed by Australia from 1921 and then by Papua New Guinea from 1975 to the present day.

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  • noun an island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea

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