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Noun: Moluccas  mu'lú-kuz
  1. 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 centre for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
    - Spice Islands

Type of: island

Part of: Dutch East Indies [archaic], Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia

Encyclopedia: Moluccas