[see-luh-neez, -nees, sey-]
- of or relating to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), its people, or their language.
- a native or inhabitant of Ceylon.
Origin of Ceylonese
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Examples from the Web for ceylonese
Entire packs of Ceylonese species will, at the slightest alarm, become invisible by crouching on a palm-tree.The Human Side of Animals
For the Ceylonese legend is this, that once in every hundred years an angel visits this granite pillar.Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers
Thomas De Quincey
The Laplander clothes his body in warm furs, the Ceylonese in a scanty vesture of thin cotton.The Senses and The Mind
Ceratophora and Lyriocephalus scutatus, the latter remarkable for its chameleon-like appearance, are Ceylonese.
But strange indeed, where every thing seems strange, is the arrangement of this Ceylonese territory and people.
- of or relating to Ceylon or its inhabitants
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