- an island in the E West Indies; an overseas department of France. 425 sq. mi. (1100 sq. km). Capital: Fort-de-France.
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Their old neighbours told me they had been gone to Martinique, about a twelvemonth.
It was a mulatto, from Martinique, who was Mr. Osgood's steward; and I helped him in.
An attack on Martinique at midsummer was, however, a failure.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
We will demand of them an account of our brethren in Cayenne, in Guadaloupe, and in Martinique.The Hour and the Man
A native of Martinique gave me this as the derivation of the word.
- an island in the E Caribbean, in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles: administratively an overseas region of France. Capital: Fort-de-France. Pop: 403 795 (2007 est). Area: 1090 sq km (420 sq miles)
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