Grenada

[ gri-ney-duh ]
/ grɪˈneɪ də /

noun

one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
an independent country comprising this island and the S Grenadines: a former British colony; gained independence 1974: scene of invasion by U.S. and Caribbean forces 1983. 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km). Capital: St. George's.
a town in central Mississippi.

OTHER WORDS FROM Grenada

Gre·na·di·an [gri-ney-dee-uh n] /grɪˈneɪ di ən/, adjective, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Grenada

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British Dictionary definitions for grenada

Grenada
/ (ɡrɛˈneɪdə) /

noun

an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands: formerly a British colony (1783–1967); since 1974 an independent state within the Commonwealth; occupied by US troops (1983–85); mainly agricultural. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St George's. Pop: 109 590 (2013 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)
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Culture definitions for grenada

Grenada
[ (gruh-nay-duh) ]

Nation in the West Indies, about one hundred miles off the coast of South America. Its capital and largest city is St. George's.

notes for Grenada

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan of the United States ordered an invasion of the island, allegedly to protect some one thousand American citizens from Cuban military personnel on the island.
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