Grenadines

[gren-uh-deenz, gren-uh-deenz]
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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.

grenadine

1
[gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]

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

grenadine

2
[gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]

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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Grenadines

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

grenadine

1

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

grenadine

2

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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Word Origin and History for grenadines

grenadine

n.

1896, from French sirop de grenadin "syrup made from pomegranates," from Middle French grenade "pomegranate" (see pomegranate).

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