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Moluccas

Definitions of Moluccas
  1. noun
    a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
    synonyms: Spice Islands
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    island
    a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
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