American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island country of the eastern Caribbean between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Originally inhabited by Caribs, the island was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and became a British colony in the early 1800s, gaining its independence in 1978. Roseau is the capital. Population: 72,400.
- n. a country on the island of Dominica
- n. a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
- From Latin dominica ("lordly"; "Sunday") due to being sighted by Columbus on a Sunday. (Wiktionary)
“Dominica is now becoming known for something else than long-ago visits by European explorers.”
“The name Dominica in palmis, De passione Domini occurs in the”
““The whales come to us, make friends with us, and interact with us,” says Peter G. Allinson, a Baltimore doctor who has made several trips to Dominica, which is between the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.”
“I also wanted to tell you that besides me there are more lives that you are touching all the way over here in Dominica.”
“It begins with the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, called Dominica in Quinquagesima....”
“Christian religion into Jerusalem, but the day itself is called Dominica”
“Of course, since nobody ever talks about Dominica, the adjective domi-NEE-can doesn't get much use outside of Dominica, that is.”
“The French island of Martinique lies between St. Lucia and Dominica, which is in turn separated from Antigua by the French island of Gaudeloupe.”
“It begins with the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, called Dominica in Quinquagesima or Esto Mihi from the beginning of the Introit of the Mass; it is a Sunday of the second class, and the color the Mass and Office is violet.”
“The first land sighted, 3 November, was the island now known as Dominica, and almost at the same time that of Marie Galante was discovered.”
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