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Seychelles

renamed 1756 in honor of French finance minister Jean Moreau de Séchelles; spelling altered 1794 by the English when they took the islands from France. Related: Seychellois.

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Definitions of Seychelles from WordNet

Seychelles (n.)
a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976;
Synonyms: Republic of Seychelles
Seychelles (n.)
a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar;
Synonyms: Seychelles islands
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