Definitions of Bougainville
  1. noun
    French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    synonyms: Louis Antoine de Bougainville
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    adventurer, explorer
    someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
  2. noun
    the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea
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    a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
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