Bougainville[bo̵̅o̅ gan vēl′]
Bougainville, Louis Antoine de 1729-1811; Fr. navigator & explorer
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largest of the Solomon Islands, in Papua New Guinea: 3,880 sq mi (10,049 sq km)
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A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean. It was discovered by Louis de Bougainville in 1768.
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, Louis Antoine de 1729-1811.
French explorer who circumnavigated the globe (1766-1769) with a crew that included astronomers and naturalists.