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batavia (bəˈteɪvɪə)
Batavian endive, Also called: Batavian lettuce a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leaves

Batavia (bəˈteɪvɪə)
1.  an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
2.  an archaic or literary name for Holland
3.  a former name for Jakarta

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former name of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, when it was the Dutch East Indies, a colony of the Netherlands; from Batavia, an ancient name for a region of Holland, from L. Batavi, a people who dwelt between the Rhine and the Waal on the island of Betawe.
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