ceylon








noun

  1. former name of Sri Lanka.

noun

  1. the former name (until 1972) of Sri Lanka
  2. an island in the Indian Ocean, off the SE coast of India: consists politically of the republic of Sri Lanka. Area: 64 644 sq km (24 959 sq miles)

Portuguese form of Sri Lanka (q.v.). Related: Ceylonese.

Former name for the nation now called Sri Lanka.

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