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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Spice′ Is′lands(n.pl.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: former name of the Moluccas.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moluccas, Spice Islands(noun)

    a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Spice Islands

    . See Moluccas.

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