Pronunciation: (bu-liv'ē-u, bō-; Sp. bô-lē'vyä), [key]
1. a republic in W South America. 5,633,800; 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,370 sq. km). Caps.: La Paz and Sucre.
2. (often l.c.) a twill fabric made of cut pile with lines either in the warp direction or on the bias.
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