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Man·nar(mə-när′), Gulf of
An inlet of the Indian Ocean between southern India and Sri Lanka. It has important pearl fisheries.
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(Placename) Gulf of Mannar the part of the Indian Ocean between SE India and the island of Sri Lanka: pearl fishing
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Gulf of, an inlet of the Indian Ocean bounded by W Sri Lanka, the island chain of Adam's Bridge, and S India.
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