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

  • An irregularly shaped island of central Indonesia on the equator east of Borneo. The Portuguese first visited the island in 1512 but were ousted by the Dutch in the 1600s. Noted for its rare species of fauna, it joined the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.

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  • proper n. The world's eleventh-largest island, a part of Indonesia; formerly known as Celebes.

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  • n. a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia


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