Definition of Dominica

1. Noun. A country on the island of Dominica.

Exact synonyms: Commonwealth Of Dominica
Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Caribbean
Terms within: Roseau

2. Noun. A volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians.
Group relationships: Windward Islands, Windward Isles
Terms within: Commonwealth Of Dominica
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of Dominica

1. Proper noun. A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica. ¹

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Medical Definition of Dominica

1. An island republic of the west indies. Its capital is roseau. It was discovered in 1493 by columbus and held at different times by the french and the british in the 18th century. A member of the west indies federation, it achieved internal self-government in 1967 but became independent in 1978. It was named by columbus who discovered it on sunday, domingo in spanish, from the latin dominica dies, the lord's day. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dominica

dominica (current term)
dominican republic

Literary usage of Dominica

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1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"dominica prima post Natale Domini. dominica prima, etc. poet ... dominica ivĀ» in Quadragesima (<>r the Sunday of the Blin.i Man). ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"dominica prima post Natale Domini. dominica prima, etc. post ... dominica in Quadragesima. dominica prima mensis primi. dominica iiia, iva, v*, ..."

3. Guide to the Materials for American History, to 1783 by Charles McLean Andrews (1912)
"Report of the Board of Trade on the king's title to dominica, with illustrative ... Including printed description of dominica with lists of freehold lands, ..."

4. History of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1844)
"Both vessels continued to manoeuvre for two or three hours; the dominica ... The dominica not being able to disengage herself, dropped alongside, ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"THE ISLAND OF dominica. BY FM ENDLICH. dominica has always been \ .iled in a halo of mystery. Vague rumors of " smoking mountains," of springs flowing ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Where a ship was chartered on a voyage from London to dominica and back to London, at a certain rate of freight upon the outward cargo ; and after ..."

7. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"One of the most noted of these encounters, that of the schooner " Decatur," of Charleston, with the man-of-war schooner " dominica," can hardly be claimed ..."

8. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1891)
"Alpheus H. and George E. Verrill, who collected in dominica for several months during 1890. Among the rarities of the collection are two specimens of a ..."

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