Definition of Guadeloupe

1. Noun. An island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry.

Group relationships: French West Indies
Group relationships: Leeward Islands
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of Guadeloupe

1. Proper noun. An island in the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. ¹

2. Proper noun. An island group, including the island of Guadeloupe, constituting one of the overseas departments of France. ¹

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Medical Definition of Guadeloupe

1. The name of two islands of the west indies, separated by a narrow channel. Their capital is basse-terre. They were discovered by columbus in 1493, occupied by the french in 1635, held by the british at various times between 1759 and 1813, transferred to sweden in 1813, and restored to france in 1816. Its status was changed from colony to a french overseas department in 1946. Columbus named it in honor of the monastery of santa maria de guadalupe in spain. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guadeloupe

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Literary usage of Guadeloupe

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1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"SCLATER and SALVIN, Exotic Orn., pt. ii, 1867,19, part (guadeloupe). ... CORY, Ibis, 1886, 474 (Grand Terre); Auk, iii, 1886, 17, part (guadeloupe); viii, ..."

2. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"guadeloupe, one of the Leeward islands of the West Indies, ... The western island, styled guadeloupe proper, is 35 m. long and 18 m. wide; the eastern, ..."

3. Cuba and Porto Rico, with the Other Islands of the West Indies: Their by Robert Thomas Hill (1899)
"Grande- Terre. Maria Galante. Desirade. Les Saintes. Cities and towns of guadeloupe. Dominica the beautiful A fertile soil awaiting cultivation. ..."

4. Roaming Through the West Indies by Harry Alverson Franck (1920)
"CHAPTER XVIII guadeloupe AND DEPENDENCIES THERE is a suggestion of the ... guadeloupe — if I may be allowed an unpleasant comparison — is shaped like a pair ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"guadeloupe, one of the Leeward islands of the West Indies, ... guadeloupe Proper is of volcanic origin, and is traversed from N. to S. by a mountain range ..."

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