Etymology

1. Ceylon

noun. an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India.

Etymology

  • Σελεδίβα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • sīhaḷa (Pali)

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Rhymes with Ceylon

  • santistevan
  • srinivasan
  • grandmaison
  • rapprochement
  • napolitan
  • moseley-braun
  • kazakhstan
  • whereupon
  • villagran
  • perignon
  • nithuekan
  • moldovan
  • christianne
  • christiane
  • azerbaijan
  • thereupon
  • st_john
  • stjohn
  • sanjuan
  • mak-kwan
  • guei-yuan
  • goings-on
  • denouement
  • dainippon
  • cadogan
  • balaban
  • almazan
  • yirng-an
  • vivyan
  • teheran

How do you pronounce ceylon?

Pronounce ceylon as sɪˈlɑn.

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2. Ceylon

noun. a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948.

Synonyms

  • Colombo
  • capital of Sri Lanka
  • Adam's Peak
  • Kandy
  • Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Tamil Eelam
  • Sinhalese
  • Eelam
  • Samanala
  • Sri Lankan
  • Sri Lanka

Etymology

  • Σελεδίβα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • sīhaḷa (Pali)

Sentences with ceylon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cinnamon ceylon possesses a sweeter, more delicate flavor than Cinnamon cassia, the other main variety of cinnamon that is less valuable and more commonly sold in the United States, according to Botanical-Online.

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