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[kan-dee, kahn-]
  1. a city in central Sri Lanka: famous Buddhist temples.
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Historical Examples of kandy

  • A layman visiting Peradeniya returns to Kandy in a state of bewilderment.

    East of Suez

    Frederic Courtland Penfield

  • We again, therefore, continued our journey in the same way to Kandy.

  • There is a branch railway from Kandy, north to Matale, 17 m.

  • Usually a bo-tree is planted on the graves of the Kandy priests.

  • There is a very pleasant drive which the visitor to Kandy must not forget to enjoy.

    The Pearl of India

    Maturin M. Ballou

British Dictionary definitions for kandy


  1. a city in central Sri Lanka: capital of the kingdom of Kandy from 1480 until 1815, when occupied by the British; sacred Buddhist temple; University of Sri Lanka. Pop: 112 000 (2005 est)
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