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
I must say the pic of Jay-Z and Beyonce on a beach in Anguilla, is priceless.
Pyrat rum from Anguilla is an expensive but very good brand.
Anguilla is said to be one of the top destinations for the wealthy and affluent.
If you don't spend your wad of cash on us, you're totally blowing it in Anguilla or on Salvatore Ferragamo.
At Cap Juluca in Anguilla, for example, guests can play golf on the aquatic golf range, or slurp on sorbet that is served on the beach every afternoon.
Anguilla is not a very crowded island because it’s not easily accessible.
This made a degree of sense for St. Kitts and Nevis, which are separated by a strait, but not any sense at all for Anguilla, which is a considerable distance to the north, and which considered itself slighted by its larger, more populous brethren.
For instance, Anguilla, which is part of the Colony of St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla, is separated from St. Kitts by the Dutch islands of St. Eustatius and Saba, the French Island of St. Barthelemy and the strange phenomenon of St. Martin (only a few square miles in area), which is half Dutch and half French.
Finally, back in the Caribbean is the island of Anguilla, which is becoming known as the new St. Barts.
It is found either as a coastal band or in the case of islands such as Anguilla and Antigua, it encompasses nearly the entire island.