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Bimini district

[probably from Lucayan] n. the Bahamian islands closest to Florida: 1511 map: Isla de beimeni (Curry 1928:20, 28). 1523 Bimene (Turin map, quoted by Craton 1962:45). 1635 Bimini (Atlas Novus). 1889 Bimini . . . the name formerly given by West Indian natives to an island or region north of them, where, according to their legends, there was a fountain whose waters conferred perpetual youth (Century Dictionary).

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Last update: 2010-09-04 22:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Added at: 2015-10-08 23:51