Kiritimati

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Ki·riti·mati

 (kə-rĭs′məs) or Christ·mas Island (krĭs′məs)
The largest of the Line Islands in the central Pacific Ocean near the equator. Discovered by James Cook on Christmas Eve, 1777, the island is now part of Kiribati.

Kiritimati

(kəˈrɪsmæs)
n
(Placename) an island in the central Pacific, in Kiribati: one of the Line Islands; the largest atoll in the world. Pop: 5115 (2005). Former name: Christmas Island

Ki•riti•mati

(kəˈrɪs məs)
n.
one of the Line Islands belonging to Kiribati, in the central Pacific: largest atoll in the Pacific. 1737; ab. 220 sq. mi. (575 sq. km). Formerly, Christmas Island.