Definition of Bougainville
1. Noun. French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811).
2. Noun. The largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea.
Generic synonyms: Island
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Literary usage of Bougainville
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1. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1825)
"He discovered bougainville and Booka islands. The strait by which these are divided from the islands visited by Mendana and Surville, received the name of ..."
2. All the Voyages Round the World: From the First by Magellan, in 1520, to by John Galt (1844)
"Captain Carteret, however, kept his own secret so well, that bougainville was not at all the wiser for the time he had lost in the negotiation of this ..."
3. An Historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the Globe: And of the (1837)
"bougainville discovers the Dangerous Archipelago.—Maitea. ... Her career may be said to commence with bougainville ; for before his day she had produced ..."
4. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"But it is a most singular fact, that he appears to have taught all his tribe grand or complicated object, such as our ship. bougainville has well remarked ..."
5. Ocean Scenes, Or, The Perils and Beauties of the Deep: Being Interesting (1855)
"i!, in expectation of the Etoile store-ship from Europe, bougainville steered ... As it was necessary that bougainville should remain in his present station ..."
6. Mystic Isles of the South Seas by Frederick O'Brien (1921)
"CHAPTER VI The Cercle bougainville—Officialdom in Tahiti—My first visit to the bougainville—Skippers and merchants—A song and a drink—The flavor of the ..."