Definitions for spice islands
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: former name of the Moluccas.
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
. See Moluccas.
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