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

  • An island country of the eastern Caribbean between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Originally inhabited by Caribs, the island was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and became a British colony in the early 1800s, gaining its independence in 1978. Roseau is the capital. Population: 72,400.

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  • proper n. A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica.

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

  • n. a country on the island of Dominica
  • n. a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians

Etymologies

From Latin dominica ("lordly"; "Sunday") due to being sighted by Columbus on a Sunday. (Wiktionary)

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