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reference book

noun
1.
a book containing useful facts or specially organized information, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc.
2.
Also called pass, passbook. South African. a domestic identity document carried by black citizens.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for reference-book

reference book

noun
1.
a book, such as an encyclopedia, dictionary, etc, from which information may be obtained
2.
(South African) another name for passbook (sense 4)
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