Pronunciation: (sā-shel', -shelz'), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
a republic consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, NE of Madagascar: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 67,000; 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km).Cap.:Victoria.
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