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The capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, on the western coast of the island on the Indian Ocean. The city was probably known to Greco-Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. It became capital of the crown colony of Ceylon in 1802 and of independent Ceylon in 1948.
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(Placename) the capital and chief port of Sri Lanka, on the W coast, with one of the largest artificial harbours in the world. Pop: 653 000 (2005 est)
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(kəˈlʌm boʊ)

the capital of Sri Lanka, on the W coast. 587,647.
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Noun1.Colombo - the capital and largest city of Sri LankaColombo - 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
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Ceylon - a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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References in classic literature ?
I show you ze letter writing by Christopher Colombo!--write it himself!--write it wis his own hand!-- come!"
handwriting Christopher Colombo!--write it himself!"
"Christopher Colombo! ze great Christopher Colombo!"
"He write it himself!--Christopher Colombo! He's own hand-writing, write by himself!"
I show you beautiful, O, magnificent bust Christopher Colombo!--splendid, grand, magnificent!"
"Ah, look, genteelmen!--beautiful, grand,--bust Christopher Colombo!-- beautiful bust, beautiful pedestal!"
"Christopher Colombo!--ze great Christopher Colombo!"
"Christopher Colombo--the great Christopher Colombo. Well, what did he do?"
What might have happened we shall never know, for we came to Colombo and something else happened.
"You know Colombo, and how the native boys dive for coins in the shark-infested bay.
I found it under some rubbish in a house at Colombo, and have translated it from one end to the other.
It was from the skipper of a Glasgow tramp, as passenger from Colombo to Rangoon, that I had first learned of the existence of Island McGill; and it was from him that I had carried the letter that gave me entrance to the house of Mrs.