Definition of Ceylon

1. Noun. An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India.

Group relationships: Indian Ocean
Generic synonyms: Island



2. Noun. A republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948.

Definition of Ceylon

1. Proper noun. The old name for Sri Lanka, prior to 1972. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Ceylon Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceylon

Cethern mac Fintain
Cethleen
Ceto
Cetonia
Cetonia aurata
Cetoniidae
Cetorhinidae
Cetorhinus
Cetorhinus maximus
Cetraria islandica
Cetti's warbler
Cetti's warblers
Cetus
Ceuta
Ceyhan
Ceylon
Ceylon bowstring hemp
Ceylon cinnamon
Ceylon cinnamon tree
Ceylon gooseberry
Ceylon moss
Ceylonese
Ceyloneses
Ceylonite
Cezanne
Cgy
Ch'ing
Ch'ing dynasty
Ch'orti'

Literary usage of Ceylon

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1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"ceylon AREA AND POPULATION ceylon b an Island In the Indian Ocean, ... 170 miles; and its greatest width 140 miles, no point In ceylon being more than 80 ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"ceylon. ARCHITECTURE OF. The island (if ceylon possesses no architectural monuments other than the ruins of its antique grandeur. ..."

3. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"ceylon. Documents regarding tbo Marriage of ceylon, pp.111. Colombo, 1893. 8*. .... LAWRIE (AC) A Gazetteer of the Central Province of ceylon. Vol.1. ..."

4. Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Drawings in the British Museum by Bernard Barham Woodward (1904)
"Kelaart (EF) Catalogue of ceylon Mammalia, with description of new species, pp ... Notes and description of some new or little known specie* of ceylon Birds ..."

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