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

  • The capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea, on southeast New Guinea and the Gulf of Papua. It was named for the British explorer Capt. John Moresby (1830-1922), who landed here in 1873, and occupied by the British after 1888. Population: 283,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Papua New Guinea.

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

  • n. the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea


Named by the explorer of its harbour, Captain John Moresby, after his father, Admiral Fairfax Moresby. (Wiktionary)


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