from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Moluccas.
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- n. a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
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