from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean east-southeast of Tahiti. Discovered by a British navigator in 1767, it was settled in 1790 by mutineers from H.M.S. Bounty and has been administered by the British since 1839. Descendants of the original settlers still live on the island.
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- proper n. The main island of Pitcairn
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The descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian women were uplifted in totality from Pitcairn Island in 1856 and given the larger and more fertile Norfolk Island as a new homeland.