Definition of Cameroon
1. Noun. An inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast.
2. Noun. A republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960.
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Capital Of Cameroon, Yaounde, Douala
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Cameroonian
Derivative terms: Cameroonian
Definition of Cameroon
1. Proper noun. Country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Cameroon. ¹
2. Noun. (UK politics) A Conservative Party member with green or social liberal leanings, supporting the policies of w:David Cameron David Cameron. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Cameroon
1. A republic in central africa lying east of chad and the central african republic. Its capital is yaounde. As the cameroons, it existed from 1884 under german, british, french, and un mandates until it achieved independence in 1960. It united with the former british trust territory of southern cameroons in 1961. Its name is from the river that runs through it, rio dos camaroes, river of prawns, so called by 16th century portuguese explorers impressed by the abundance of prawns in its waters. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Cameroon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The Federal Republic of cameroon lies on the Gulf of Guinea between Nigeria ... There is an aluminium smelting plant at Edea In East cameroon with an annual ..."
2. Missionary Review of the World (1917)
"A VILLAGE WHERE THE MISSIONARIES ARE WORKING IN cameroon, WEST AFRICA War ... The American Presbyterian mission is in South cameroon, where forty-five ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"At the foot of the cameroon peak a number of estuaries cut deep bays which form excellent ... Under the shadow of cameroon peak lies the bay of Aabas, ..."
4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"... in the German Colony of cameroon, and, in a letter, has given me the following account of the locality :— " This, as you know, is a forest-country, ..."
5. Poverty and Equity: Measurement, Policy and Estimation with Dad by Jean-Yves Duclos (2006)
"6.3.5 Illustration for cameroon To see whether differences in some of the methodologies described above can matter, consider the case of 1996 cameroon. ..."