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Cey·lon 1(sĭ-lŏn′, sā-)
See Sri Lanka.
Cey′lo·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.
Cey·lon 2(sĭ-lŏn′, sā-)
A variety of black tea grown in Sri Lanka.
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)
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 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"
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
Sri Lankan - a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka