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

  • An island of Trinidad and Tobago in the southeast West Indies northeast of Trinidad. Inhabited by Caribs when Columbus first visited it in 1498, the island was captured by the French in 1781 and ceded to the British in 1892. Tobago was united (1898) with Trinidad to form the colony of Trinidad and Tobago, which gained independence in 1962.

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  • proper n. An island of the Caribbean, part of Trinidad and Tobago.

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

  • n. island in West Indies


Probably from Spanish tabaco ("tobacco") (Wiktionary)



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