Grenadines

[ gren-uh-deenz, gren-uh-deenz ]
/ ˌgrɛn əˈdinz, ˈgrɛn əˌdinz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

a chain of about 600 islands in the E West Indies in the Windward Islands: a former British colony; now divided between Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Definition for grenadines (2 of 3)

grenadine

1
[ gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen ]
/ ˌgrɛn əˈdin, ˈgrɛn əˌdin /

noun

a thin fabric of leno weave in silk, nylon, rayon, or wool.

Origin of grenadine

1
1850–55; < French, perhaps after Granada, Spain. See -ine1

Definition for grenadines (3 of 3)

grenadine

2
[ gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen ]
/ ˌgrɛn əˈdin, ˈgrɛn əˌdin /

noun

a syrup made from pomegranate juice.

Origin of grenadine

2
1700–10; < French, diminutive of grenade pomegranate. See grenade, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for grenadines (1 of 3)

Grenadines

/ (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːnz, ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːnz) /

pl n

the Grenadines a chain of about 600 islets in the Caribbean, part of the Windward Islands, extending for about 100 km (60 miles) between St Vincent and Grenada and divided administratively between the two states. Largest island: Carriacou

British Dictionary definitions for grenadines (2 of 3)

grenadine

1
/ (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn) /

noun

a light thin leno-weave fabric of silk, wool, rayon, or nylon, used esp for dresses

Word Origin for grenadine

C19: from French, from earlier grenade silk with a grained texture, from grenu grained; see grain

British Dictionary definitions for grenadines (3 of 3)

grenadine

2
/ (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn, ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːn) /

noun

a syrup made from pomegranate juice, used as a sweetening and colouring agent in various drinks
  1. a moderate reddish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective)a grenadine coat

Word Origin for grenadine

C19: from French: a little pomegranate, from grenade pomegranate; see grenade
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