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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island and overseas department of France in the Windward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited first by Arawaks and later by Caribs, the island was visited by Columbus in 1502. It was colonized by French settlers after 1635. Fort-de-France is the capital. Population: 436,000.

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  • proper n. An island in the Caribbean, an overseas department of France. Official name: Department of Martinique.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France

Etymologies

Named by Christopher Columbus after Saint Martin of Tours, possibly influenced by the native name Madinima. (Wiktionary)

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