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

  • An island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Atlantic Ocean off northeast Venezuela. The island was inhabited by Arawaks when discovered by Columbus in 1498. A Spanish possession for the next three centuries, it was largely neglected by Spain and was a frequent target for Dutch, French, and British buccaneers. Seized by Great Britain in 1797, Trinidad was later joined with Tobago to form the colony of Trinidad and Tobago (1898).

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

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  • n. an island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela


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Spanish trinidad ("trinity"), named after the Holy Trinity by Columbus to fulfill a religious vow.



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