Batavia

[ buh-tey-vee-uh ]
/ bəˈteɪ vi ə /
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noun

a city in NW New York.
a town in NE Illinois.
former name of Jakarta.
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British Dictionary definitions for batavia (1 of 2)

batavia

/ (bəˈteɪvɪə) /

noun

a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leavesAlso called: Batavian endive, Batavian lettuce

British Dictionary definitions for batavia (2 of 2)

Batavia

/ (bəˈteɪvɪə) /

noun

an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
an archaic or literary name for Holland 1
a former name for Jakarta
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Word Origin and History for batavia

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.

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