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Amboyna

Definition of the noun amboyna

What does amboyna mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amboynas

  1. mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of amboyna: Andaman redwood
    • more generic word: rosewood = hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain
    • substance of: padauk / padouk / Pterocarpus indicus = tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
  2. tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain

Alternative definition of the noun amboyna

noun

  1. A south-east Asian tree, Pterocarpus indicus
  2. The reddish, mottled or striped wood of this tree, used in cabinetmaking

Writings

"Amboyna", or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants is a tragedy by John Dryden written in 1673. Its subject is the Amboyna massacre that took place on Ambon Island in 1623.

  • also known as "Amboyna a tragedy", "Amboyna: a tragedy", Amboyna: a tragedy

Phrases with Amboyna

  1. amboyna pine
  2. Hermetia amboyna
  3. Stylopoma Amboyna
  4. species Hermetia amboyna
  5. Species Stylopoma Amboyna

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Google previewAustralasia (1853)

with an appendix, containing authentic documents, illustrating the progress and state of the Australasian colonies, to the latest date by Robert Stewart (A. M.)

Amboyna is the chief European settlement, and is the only island where, until within these few years, the clove was permitted to be raised. The town of Amboyna contains about 8000 inhabitants. The Philippine Islands form an extensive group ...

Google previewAncient Geography (1835)

As Connected with Chronology, and Preparatory to the Study of Ancient History; Accompanied with an Atlas. Compiled Chiefly from D'Anville, Adam, Lavoisne, Malte Brun, and Other Standard Works. To which are Added Problems on the Globes, and Rules for the Construction of Maps. To Accompany the Modern Geography by William C. Woodbridge by Emma Willard

Amboyna is a beautiful island, the residence of the governor. Banda or ...

Google previewA System of Universal Geography on the Principles of Comparison and Classification (1838)

by William Channing Woodbridge

Amboyna is a beautiful island, the residence of the governor. Banda or Lantoir, is the chief island of a group, in which the nutmeg-tree is found. The Moluccas strictly so termed, are only five small islands, of which Ternate is the most inportant.

Google previewUniversal Geography, Ancient and Modern (1827)

On the Principles of Comparison and Classification ; Modern Geography by William Channing Woodbridge

Amboyna is a beautiful island, the residence of the governor. Banda, or ntoir, is the chief island of a group, in which the nutmeg-tree ls found. The Moluccax, strictly so termed, are only five small islands, of which Ternate is the most important.

Google previewThe Voyages and Travells of the Ambassadors Sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia (1669)

Begun in the Year M.DC.XXXIII, and Finish'd in M.DC.XXXIX : Containing a Compleat History of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia, and Other Adjacent Countries : with Several Publick Transactions Reaching Near the Present Times : in VII Books

Amboyna is an Island so near ad joyning to the Molucquts, that some have rcckon'djit in AnboynaT the number of them, as well for the scituation, as for the production of Cloves, which are said to be kindly no where but in the Molucques.

Google previewTHE Geographical Magazine; OR A NEW, COPIOUS, COMPLEAT, AND UNIVERSAL SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY (1785)

CONTAINING An Accurate and Entertaining ACCOUNT and DESCRIPTION of the Several Continents, Islands ... and Bays, OF Asia, Africa, Europe, and America; DIVIDED INTO EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES, AND COLONIES, WITH THE Climate, Situation, Extent and Boundaries of Each; and Their Several Provinces, Districts ... ALSO, The Various Forms of Government, Laws ... of the Different Countries; with All the Castles ... Herbs, and Other Vegetable Productions. Their Literature, Arts ... and Commerce. The Customs, Manners ... and Civil and Religious Ceremonies of the Inhabitants; with the Titles and Distinctions of Honour Peculiar to Each Country. AND Pleasing and Interesting Descriptions of the Infinite Variety of Birds ... and Insects. LIKEWISE, An Exact Account of the Coins, Weights and Measures, of the Various Countries; with Tables, Reducing Them to the Value and Standard of Great Britain; a Geographical Index, Containing the Names of Places, Alphabetically Arranged; a Biographical List of Learned, Eminent, and Ingenious Men, of Every Age and Country; and a Chronological Table of Remarkable Events from the Creation of the World. WITH A Concise HISTORY of Each Country, from the Earliest Periods; Comprehending an Interesting and Entertaining Compendium OF ANCIENT AND MODERN UNIVERSAL HISTORY. To which are Prefixed An INTRODUCTORY TREATISE on the Sciences of GEOGRAPHY AND ASTRONOMY; and Their Relation to Each Other: With the FIGURES, MOTIONS, and DISTANCES of the PLANETS, Agreeable to the NEWTONIAN System, and the Observations, Discoveries, and Improvements, of Dr. HALLEY, Mr. FERGUSON, and Others. AND A New and Familiar GUIDE to the Use of the Celestial and Terrestrial GLOBES by William Fordyce Mavor

Amboyna is the center of the clove trade; and for it's more effectual confinement to that spot, all the clove-trees in the adjacent islands are destroyed. The clove- tree in it's growth resembles the laurel; but the leaves, which, with the very wood, ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh gazetteer (1827)

or Geographical dictionary

Amboyna is a clean and neat town, regularly built, in form of an oblong square, extending about S00 rods from N. E. to S. WV. ; and is 100 in breadth from the bay. The streets, which are wide and unpaved, intersect each other at right angles.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. A - Ana. 1

Amboyna is the chief island of the Dutch residence of the Moluccas, which comprises, in addition, the islands of Boeroe, Amblauw, Ceram, Manipa, Kilang, Bonoe, Haroekoe, Honimoa or Saparoa, Noesa-laut, and Hila. The Portuguese were ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

Amboyna is the chief island of the Dutch residence of the Moluccas, which comprises, in addition, the islands of Boeroe, Amblauw, Ceram, Manipa, Kilang, Bonoe, Haroekoe, Honimoa or Saparoa, Noesa-laut, and Hila. The Portuguese were ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica: A-ZYM (1903)

by Day Otis Kellogg, Thomas Spencer Baynes, William Robertson Smith

Amboyna is the chief island of the Dutch residence of the Moluccas, which comprises, in addition, the islands of Boeroe, Amblauw, Ceram, Manipa, Kilang, Bonoe, Haroekoe, Honimoa or Saporoa, Noesa-laut, and Hila. The Portuguese were ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica (1905)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Amboyna is the chief island of the Dutch residence of the Moluccas, which comprises, in addition, the islands of Boeroe, Amblauw, Ceram, Manipa, Kilang, Bonoe, Haroekoe, Honimoa or Saparoa, Noesa-laut, and Hila. The Portuguese were ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

Amboyna is the chief island of the Dutch residence of the Moluccas, which comprises, in addition, the islands of Boeroe, Amblauw, Ceram, Manipa, Kilang, Bonoe, Haroekoe, Honimoa or Saparoa, Noesa-laut, and Hila. The Portuguese were ...

Google previewA New System of Geography, Or a General Description of the World (1766)

Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of All the Countries, Kingdoms and States of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, Their Situation ... with the Birds, Beasts, ..., Found in Different Regions, Embellished with a New and Accurate Set of Maps, by the Best Geographers, and Great Variety of Copper-plates, Containing Perspective Views of the Principal Cities, Structures, Ruins, Etc by Daniel Fenning, Joseph Collyer

Amboyna is the center of the rich commerce in cloves; and the more effectually to keep it there, the company have caused all the clove-trees in the adjacent islands to be grubbed up and destroyed, and sometimes when the quantity produced ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1883)

by Popular encyclopedia

Between these peninsula* is a deep bay forming the roadstead of the capital, Amboyna. Its gtneral aspect is beautiful, and its climate generally salubrious. Is has been occasionally visited by earthquakes. It affords a great variety of beautiful ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

AMBOYNA. red, was changed into deep purpleor black. It is said that this process prevents the worm from getting into VN the fruit; but it is pretty generally suspected that Natives. - of a Eur0pean and poestice, castices. ' native deities.

Google previewThe new universal gazetteer and geographical dictionary (1851)

by John Thomson

Amboyna, an island in the Eastern seas, the chief of the Molucca Islands, all the others being dependent on its jurisdiction. It is between 50 and 60 miles in length , narrow, and deeply penetrated by two bays which divide it almost asunder into ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

The island coveis an area of 204 square miles and is divided by the bay of Amboyna into two unequal peninsulas (Map: East India Islands, G 5), Hitu, the larger, and Leitimor, the smaller. The surface is highly mountainous, and traversed by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannnica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1890)

AMBOYNA, one of the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)

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AMBOYNA, one of the Moluccas or Spice Islands, belonging to the Dutch, lying south-west of Ceram, in 3° 41'S. lat. and...

Amboyna produces most of the common tropical fruits and vegetables, including the sago-palm, bread-fruit, cocoa-nut, ...

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