Bougainville: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (b-gan-vēl' for 1 b'g&schwan-vil&sec, bō'-, Fr. b-gan-vēl' for 2), [key]
  1. 1729–1811, French navigator.
  2. the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 78,000; 4080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).
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