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

  • An island group and state of the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Discovered by the Spanish in 1791, it became part of a Japanese mandate after 1920 and fell to U.S. forces in 1945.

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  • proper n. An atoll in the Caroline Islands of western Micronesia.


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