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[dom-uh-nee-kuh, duh-min-i-kuh]
  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 dominica

Historical Examples

  • The products of St. Vincent and Dominica are similar to those of the other islands.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • Notwithstanding these doubts Devereux continued his course for Dominica.

    Paul Gerrard

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Pluvialis dominica was the most numerous of the three species.

  • Its wonderful, declared Tom, but still I dont like it as well as Dominica.

  • The old "persuader" did her work as effectually as at Dominica.

    There She Blows!

    William Hussey Macy

British Dictionary definitions for dominica


  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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