Ceylon meaning

sĭ-lŏn, sā-
The old name for Sri Lanka, prior to 1972.
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A variety of black tea grown in Sri Lanka.
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Origin of ceylon

  • From Ancient Greek Σελεδίβα (Selediba), from Pali sīhaḷa, from Sanskrit सिंहल (siṃhala) द्वीप (dvīpa, “island”); siṃhala derived from सिंह (siṃha, “lion”).

    From Wiktionary