Definition of Mauritius

1. Noun. A parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius.

Exact synonyms: Republic Of Mauritius
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Terms within: Port Louis
Member holonyms: Mauritian
Derivative terms: Mauritian

2. Noun. An island in the southwestern Indian Ocean.
Terms within: Republic Of Mauritius
Group relationships: Indian Ocean
Generic synonyms: Island
Derivative terms: Mauritian

Definition of Mauritius

1. Proper noun. Country in the Indian Ocean. Official name: Republic of Mauritius. ¹

2. Proper noun. Given name; e.g., (w St. Mauritius) ¹

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Medical Definition of Mauritius

1. One of the indian ocean islands, east of madagascar. Its capital is port louis. It was discovered by the portugese in 1505, occupied by the dutch 1598-1710, held by the french 1715-1810 when the british captured it, formally ceded to the british in 1814, and became independent in 1968. It was named by the dutch in honor of maurice of nassau, prince of orange (1567-1625). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mauritius

mauritius (current term)
mauvais quart d'heure
mauvaise honte
mauvaise langue

Literary usage of Mauritius

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"The smaller dependencies of mauritius have not been explored botanically, ... mauritius is about 39 "miles by 35, and has an area of 700 square miles, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"SCIENCE IN mauritius. IT и tention always gratifying to be able to invite at- to the efforts made for the growth of knowledge, the practical application of ..."

3. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XXI mauritius TO ENGLAND mauritius, beautiful appearance ... In the morning we passed round the /^ northern end of mauritius, or the Isle of France. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1892)
"mauritius AS IT WAS BEFORE THE CYCLONE. AHOUT four hundred and fifty years before the Christian era, Hanno set sail from Carthage, then, according to Pliny, ..."

5. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"mauritius. SOUTH ABEA, Q. 31. THAT part of the natural history of a country which is in direct relation with commerce is generally the most universally ..."

6. An Historical and Statistical Account of the Foreign Commerce of the United by Isaac Smith Homans (1857)
"mauritius is pretty fertile, a considerable part of the surface being, however, ... The blackwood or ebony of the mauritius is very abundant, ..."

7. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1922)
"French law are: the European Channel Islands in Europe, the islands of mauritius and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, the Canadian province of Quebec, ..."

8. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1826)
"mauritius TRADE BILL.] On the order of the day for the second reading of this bill, Mr. Bernai said, it was proposed by this bill, to place the mauritius ..."

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