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Roseau

[roh-zoh]
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noun
  1. a seaport on and the capital of Dominica.
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Dominica

[dom-uh-nee-kuh, duh-min-i-kuh]
noun
  1. one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
  2. an independent republic comprising this island: a former British colony; gained independence 1978. 290 sq. mi. (751 sq. km). Capital: Roseau.
  3. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for roseau

Historical Examples

  • In Roseau, as in most other towns, the most interesting spot is the market.

    The English in the West Indies

    James Anthony Froude

  • A landing was immediately attempted on my left flank, between the town of Roseau and the post of Cachecrow.

  • Roseau, the principal or only town, stands midway along the western shore.

    The English in the West Indies

    James Anthony Froude

  • He is too poor to open Government House to the Roseau shopkeepers and to bid for social popularity.

    The English in the West Indies

    James Anthony Froude

  • Meanwhile, Roseau itself was to be seen and the immediate neighbourhood, and this I could manage for myself.

    The English in the West Indies

    James Anthony Froude


British Dictionary definitions for roseau

Roseau

noun
  1. the capital of Dominica, a port on the SW coast: botanical gardens. Pop: 19 400 (2001 est)
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Dominica

noun
  1. a republic in the E Caribbean, comprising a volcanic island in the Windward Islands group; a former British colony; became independent as a member of the Commonwealth in 1978. Official language: English. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: Roseau. Pop: 73 286 (2013 est). Area: 751 sq km (290 sq miles)Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica
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