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[kas-treez, -trees, kah-stree]
  1. a port in and the capital of the state of St. Lucia, on the NW coast.
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St. Lucia

[loo-shuh, -see-uh]
  1. one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
  2. an independent country comprising this island: a former British colony; gained independence 1979. 238 sq. mi. (616 sq. km). Capital: Castries.
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Related formsSt. Lucian, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for castries

Historical Examples of castries

  • He was going to marry Miss Castries, and the business was his own business.

    The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition

    Rudyard Kipling

  • There is a fear that the Maréchal de Castries is disposed to retire.

  • On the 13th of June the Castries sent her boat for the daily supply of wood and water.

  • Doubtless, but for the accident to the Castries, Marion would have fallen in with them.

  • She willingly revealed her identity, she was the Duchesse de Castries.

    Honoré de Balzac

    Albert Keim and Louis Lumet

British Dictionary definitions for castries


  1. the capital and chief port of St Lucia. Pop: 14 000 (2005 est)
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