- 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.
Examples from the Web for grenadian
Perhaps most importantly, looking through the Grenadian window reminds us about the importance of ideology.Remembering The Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On
October 24, 2013
The policy of the Grenadian planters in offering low wages—the rate being from 5s.
- of or relating to Grenada or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Grenada
- 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)
Word Origin and History for grenadian
W. Indies island, discovered by Columbus Aug, 15, 1498, and named by him Concepción, the place later was renamed for the old Spanish kingdom or city of Granada, which is said to be from Latin granatum "pomegranate," either from fruit grown in the region or from some fancied resemblance. Others connect the name to Moorish karnattah. The Roman name, Illiberis, is said to be Iberian and represent cognates of Basque hiri "town" + berri "new," and survive in the name of the surrounding Sierra Elvira.