Definition of Martinique

1. Noun. An island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France.

Group relationships: French West Indies
Group relationships: Windward Islands, Windward Isles
Generic synonyms: French Region, Island

Definition of Martinique

1. Proper noun. An island in the Caribbean, an overseas department of France. Official name: Department of Martinique. ¹

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Medical Definition of Martinique

1. An island in the lesser antilles, one of the windward islands. Its capital is fort-de-france. It was discovered by columbus in 1502 and from its settlement in 1635 by the french it passed into and out of dutch and british hands. It was made a french overseas department in 1946. One account of the name tells of native women on the shore calling "madinina" as columbus approached the island. The meaning was never discovered but was entered on early charts as martinique, influenced by the name of st. Martin. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Martinique

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1. The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the second by David Hume (1848)
"The armament employed against the French islands of martinique and Guadaloupe constituted part of this design, inasmuch as the troops embarked on that ..."

2. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington by United States Dept. of State, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1873)
"At martinique. i • ii 1111*. On the 18th of November she arrived at martinique, and anchored in the harbor of Fort de France." She went there to coal, ..."

3. The Navy of the American Revolution: Its Administration, Its Policy, and Its by Charles Oscar Paullin (1906)
"In the West Indies the chief naval station for the Continental vessels was St. Pierre, martinique. Bound on commercial errands, our vessels occasionally ..."

4. Guide to the Materials for American History, to 1783 by Charles McLean Andrews (1912)
"Letter in French regarding state of the soldiers at martinique. Aug. 17, 1778. Five deciphered despatches from martinique to Versailles. July 8, 9, August. ..."

5. The Relations of the United States and Spain: The Spanish-American War by French Ensor Chadwick (1911)
"In witness whereof they sign the foregoing, at sea, off Fort de France, martinique.1 1 Signed by the admiral, the commodore, and all the captains. ..."

6. The Cradle of the Deep: An Account of a Voyage to the West Indies by Frederick Treves (1911)
"martinique. TWENTY miles north of St. Lucia is the French island of martinique. It can be seen from the heights above Castries whenever the sky is clear, ..."

7. Roaming Through the West Indies by Harry Alverson Franck (1920)
"martinique is fond of calling herself the " Queen of the French Antilles," a title not wholly without justification, and to cite the fact that Cayenne and ..."

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