[ US /siˈɫɑn, sɪˈɫɑn/ ]
  1. an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India
  2. a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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How To Use Ceylon In A Sentence

  • The Ceylon paratha can also come filled with mincemeat and a topping of egg, if you want to make a meal of it.
  • We cannot forget that, persecuted by conquer-ing Brahmans, and expelled from India, it found, at last, a shelter in Ceylon where it still flourishes like the legendary aloe, which is said to blossom once in its lifetime and then to die, as the root is killed by the exuberance of blossom, and the seeds cannot produce anything but weeds. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
  • “To those red-blooded Americans who signed up to fight somebody and arrived in Ceylon to find themselves pinioned beneath P Division directives, the SEAC situation was just another form of British tyranny—frustration without representation,” she wrote. A Covert Affair
  • The school of Buddhism now professed in Ceylon, Burma and Siam is often called Sinhalese and (provided it is not implied that its doctrines originated in Ceylon) the epithet is correct. Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3
  • The only difference is, that while in Ceylon the cinnamon, when ready for market, is packed in "gunny" or canvass bags, in Java it is put into boxes, made of wood free from any smell or flavor which would injure the spice. The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, o
  • Stapler, of the recruiting ketch Merry; Darby Shryleton, planter from Tito-Ito; Peter Gee, a half-caste Chinese pearl-buyer who ranged from Ceylon to the Paumotus, and Alfred Deacon, a visitor who had stopped off from the last steamer. A GOBOTO NIGHT
  • But how did that fit in with the political pacts that were being elaborated in Ceylon?
  • It was on the first of such voyages in 1979 that he located the Ceylon frogmouth, a bird that had not been spotted for about 40 years.
  • It also features a combination of Brazilian rosewood and Ceylon satinwood veneers.
  • Ultimately, then, Song of Ceylon imparts the message that nature and native traditions can coexist harmoniously with modernity.
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