barbadian


barbadian

noun

  1. an island in the E West Indies constituting an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations: formerly a British colony. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Capital: Bridgetown.

adjective

  1. of or relating to Barbados or its inhabitants

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Barbados

noun

  1. an island in the Caribbean, in the E Lesser Antilles: a British colony from 1628 to 1966, now an independent state within the Commonwealth. Language: English. Currency: Barbados dollar. Capital: Bridgetown. Pop: 288 725 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)

probably from Portuguese las barbados “the bearded;” the island so called because vines or moss hung densely from the trees. An inhabitant was called a Barbadian (1732).

Island republic in the easternmost West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean about three hundred miles north of Venezuela.

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