from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An overseas department of France comprising the islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre and smaller islands in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited by Arawaks and later by Caribs (15th century), the islands were discovered by Columbus in 1493 and colonized by the French in 1635. Basse-Terre is the capital. Population: 453,000.
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- proper n. An island in the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea.
- proper n. An island group, including the island of Guadeloupe, constituting one of the overseas departments of France.
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- n. an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
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