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

  • An island of the British West Indies in the northern Leeward Islands. Settled by the British in the 17th century, it was part of the self-governing colony of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla until 1967, when it seceded unilaterally. A bid for full independence led to the landing of British troops in 1969. Anguilla became a dependency of Britain in 1971.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Anguillidae — a type of eel.
  • proper n. A British overseas territory in the Caribbean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a British colony, comprising an island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico, with a total area of 91 sq km. Its population in 1996 was estimated at 10,424. The official language is English.
  • n. the type genus of the Anguillidae: eels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fishes, typical of the family Anguillidæ: a name sometimes given comprehensively to the apodal fishes with pectoral fins, but by recent authors restricted to the common eel, A. vulgaris, and closely related species.

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

  • n. type genus of the Anguillidae: eels
  • n. a British colony in the West Indies

Etymologies

From Latin anguilla ("eel") (Wiktionary)

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