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Melancholious
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Melanerpes Carolinus
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
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Melanesia
melange
Melangus vulgaris
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Melanesian definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to Melanesia or its people or culture

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1845 1. a member of the dominant native group of Melanesia 2. a language group consisting of the Austronesian languages of Melanesia Melanesian adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 a member of the dominant Negroid people of Melanesia, an island group in the W. Pacific. 2 the language of this people. --adj. of or relating to this people or their language. Etymology: Melanesia f. Gk melas black + nesos island

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Melanesian Mel`a*ne"sian, a. [Gr. me`las, -anos, black + ? island. Melanesia was so called from the dark complexion of the natives.] Of or pertaining to Melanesia.



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