- a city in NW New York.
- a town in NE Illinois.
- former name of Jakarta.
Examples from the Web for batavia
According to one local Houston news report, the Batavia, New York native had been living in some sort of boarding house.Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’
April 1, 2014
We got our cargo off in boats, and sailed for Batavia, to clear; all within a few weeks.
We now hove clear of the bank, restowed the cargo, and made sail for Batavia.
Batavia was not a place for an American constitution, and I was glad to be off.
We sailed immediately, but not soon enough to escape the Batavia fever.
The ship had arrived at Batavia, and the captain and mate came to see what was to be done with me.
- a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leavesAlso called: Batavian endive, Batavian lettuce
Word Origin and History for batavia
former name of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, when it was the Dutch East Indies, a colony of the Netherlands; from Batavia, an ancient name for a region of Holland, from Latin Batavi, a people who dwelt between the Rhine and the Waal on the island of Betawe.