Associations to the word «Ceylon»


CEYLON, proper noun. The old name for Sri Lanka, prior to 1972.
CEYLON LAC, noun. A resinous exudation of the tree Croton lacciferum, resembling lac.

Dictionary definition

CEYLON, noun. An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India.
CEYLON, noun. A republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne