[ trav-uhn-kawr, -kohr ]

  1. a former state in SW India: merged 1949 with Cochin to form a new state (Travancore and Cochin ); reorganized 1956 to form the larger part of Kerala state.

Words Nearby Travancore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Travancore in a sentence

  • Travancore is in alliance with us, and every one thinks that Tippoo's attack on it will end in our being engaged in war with him.

    The Tiger of Mysore | G. A. Henty
  • The excuse for attacking Travancore was that some of the fugitives, from Coorg and Malabar, had taken refuge there.

    The Tiger of Mysore | G. A. Henty
  • Now this Adene has hunted him out, and they are going to Travancore to Koreb's prison.

    Carlyon Sahib | Gilbert Murray
  • Travancore is another lowland growth, ranking about with Coorg, and has the same general characteristics.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • On the west coast are a remarkable series of backwaters or lagoons, fringing the seaboard of Kanara, Malabar and Travancore.

British Dictionary definitions for Travancore


/ (ˌtrævənˈkɔː) /

  1. a former princely state of S India which joined with Cochin in 1949 to form Travancore-Cochin : part of Kerala state since 1956

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