from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country occupying the easternmost island of the West Indies. Probably first visited by the Portuguese, the island was settled by the British in the early 1600s, became a separate colony in 1885, and gained full independence in 1966. Bridgetown is the capital and the largest city. Population: 281,000.
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- proper n. A country in the Caribbean.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela
- n. a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
From Portuguese barbados ("bearded ones") (from Latin barba ("beard"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰ-eh₂- (“beard”)), due to the dense hanging moss or vines in the island. (Wiktionary)