Ceylon


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Cey·lon 1

 (sĭ-lŏn′, sā-)
Cey′lo·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.

Cey·lon 2

 (sĭ-lŏn′, sā-)
n.
A variety of black tea grown in Sri Lanka.

Ceylon

(sɪˈlɒn)
n
1. (Placename) the former name (until 1972) of Sri Lanka
2. (Placename) 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)

Sri Lan•ka

(ˌsri ˈlɑŋ kə, ˈlæŋ kə, ˌʃri)
n.
an island republic in the Indian Ocean, S of India: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 19,144,875; 25,332 sq. mi. (65,609 sq. km). Cap.: Colombo. Formerly, Ceylon.
Sri` Lan′kan, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ceylon - an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
2.Ceylon - a republic on the island of CeylonCeylon - a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement - a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel; "the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo - the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
Kandy - a city of central Sri Lanka that was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon; a resort and religious center
Eelam, Tamil Eelam - the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Adam's Peak, Samanala - a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)
Singhalese, Sinhalese - a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan - a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
Translations
सेलोन
Cejlon
Ceylon
Ceylon
セイロン
Ceylon

Ceylon

[sɪˈlɒn] N (Hist) → Ceilán m

Ceylon

[sɪˈlɒn] nCeylan m Ceylon teaCeylon tea nthé m de Ceylan

Ceylon

nCeylon nt

Ceylon

[sɪˈlɒn] nCeylon f
References in classic literature ?
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
Company, which runs from Ceylon to Sydney, touching at King George's Point and Melbourne.
Her delicately formed ears, her vermilion hands, her little feet, curved and tender as the lotus-bud, glitter with the brilliancy of the loveliest pearls of Ceylon, the most dazzling diamonds of Golconda.
Sometimes it was from the South that he came - from south of Tuticorin, whence the wonderful fire-boats go to Ceylon where are priests who know Pali; sometimes it was from the wet green West and the thousand cotton-factory chimneys that ring Bombay; and once from the North, where he had doubled back eight hundred miles to talk for a day with the Keeper of the Images in the Wonder House.
When the tourist season was over, the steamer ran between London and Australia, stopping at Ceylon, and there Olsen sold the ivory to a Cingalese jeweller for two imitation sapphires.
He had been on a tea plantation in Ceylon and a traveller in America for Italian wines; his secretaryship of the water company in Toledo had lasted longer than any of his employments; he had been a journalist and for some time had worked as police-court reporter for an evening paper; he had been sub-editor of a paper in the Midlands and editor of another on the Riviera.
By reasoning of this kind, it can be seen that the four or five thousand tulip-growers of Holland, France, and Portugal, leaving out those of Ceylon and China and the Indies, might, if so disposed, put the whole world under the ban, and condemn as schismatics and heretics and deserving of death the several hundred millions of mankind whose hopes of salvation were not centred upon the tulip.
To Ceylon for orders, and from Ceylon to Rangoon to load rice for Rio Janeiro.
     O'er Ceylon blow your breath,
He spoke on a quick succession of subjects,--on miracle-plays, on medieval pottery, on Stradivarius violins, on the Buddhism of Ceylon, and on the war-ships of the future,-- handling each as though he had made a special study of it.
Thwaites informs me that he has observed similar facts in Ceylon, and analogous observations have been made by Mr.
The delegation also included CEOs of some of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, such as Bank of Ceylon, People's Bank, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Hatton National Bank PLC, National Development Bank PLC, Sampath Bank LLC, and Seylan Bank PLC.