Pronunciation: (bOO-gan-vēl' for 1; bOO'gun-vil", bō'-, Fr. bOO-gan-vēl' for 2), [key]
1. Louis An•toine de Pronunciation: (lwē än-twan' du), [key] 1729–1811, French navigator.
2. the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 78,000; 4080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).
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