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Ceram

[see-ram; Portuguese se-rahn; Dutch sey-rahm] /siˈræm; Portuguese sɛˈrɑ̃; Dutch ˈseɪ rɑm/
noun
1.
an island of the Moluccas in Indonesia, W of New Guinea. 7191 sq. mi. (18,625 sq. km).
Also called Serang.
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  • The species I have described is found in the neighbourhood of the island of Ceram.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • It is abundant on fallen trunks and stumps in Ceram and Amboyna.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Ceram is its chief seat, and there large forests of it are found.

  • In all the central part of Ceram there new remains only one populous village in the mountains.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • We are able to divide this small archipelago into two well marked groups—that of Ceram, including also Bouru.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Another large and extraordinary bird is the Cassowary, which inhabits the island of Ceram only.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • The descriptions of these latter often agree exactly with the characters of the brown indigenes of Gilolo and Ceram.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • In the great island of Ceram there is also an indigenous race very similar to that of Northern Gilolo.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • The island of Amboina, near Ceram, is about forty leagues in circuit, and gives its name also to some other small adjacent isles.

  • The only ally to this bird is found in Ceram, and has the feathers of the crest elongated upwards into quite a different form.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Ceram

Ceram

/sɪˈræm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Seram
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