from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of Central America on the Caribbean Sea. A British colony in the late 19th century, it became self-governing in 1964 and independent in 1981. Belmopan is the capital. Population: 294,000.
- The largest city of Belize, in the eastern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Belize River. It was devastated by a hurricane in 1961. The capital was moved from here to Belmopan in 1970. Population: 63,700.
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- proper n. An English-speaking country in Central America, formerly called British Honduras. Official name: Belize. The capital is Belmopan, and the chief seaport is Belize City.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Spanish transcription of Wallace after a buccaneer's surname, or Mayan beliz ("muddy water") (Wiktionary)