- an island in the E West Indies constituting an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations: formerly a British colony. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Capital: Bridgetown.
Examples from the Web for barbadian
They replicated the Barbadian plantation model, growing mainly rice and tobacco, and had an outsized impact on early America.The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’
January 24, 2013
This has made the Barbadian negro a race apart, hardworking and frugal.Plotting in Pirate Seas
I thought I was again in the Barbadian sloop, during the storm.Margaret Tudor
Annie T. Colcock
Gentlemen and lady—Barbadian born ab only one fault—he really too brave.Peter Simple
It is very quaint, this self-satisfaction of the Barbadian Negro.At Last
I know not why I should be thought likely to add anything to the load of Barbadian afflictions.The English in the West Indies
James Anthony Froude
- of or relating to Barbados or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Barbados
- an island in the Caribbean, in the E Lesser Antilles: a British colony from 1628 to 1966, now an independent state within the Commonwealth. Language: English. Currency: Barbados dollar. Capital: Bridgetown. Pop: 288 725 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for barbadian
probably from Portuguese las barbados "the bearded;" the island so called because vines or moss hung densely from the trees. An inhabitant was called a Barbadian (1732).