Definition of Bougainville, Louis Antoine de in English:

Bougainville, Louis Antoine de

proper noun

  • (1729–1811), French explorer. Bougainville led the first French circumnavigation of the globe 1766–9, visiting many of the islands of the South Pacific and compiling an invaluable scientific record of his findings.

Pronunciation

Bougainville, Louis Antoine de

/ˈbuːɡənvɪl//French buɡɛ̃vil/