[mont-suh-rat; for 2 also Spanish mawn-ser-raht]


an island in the Leeward Islands, in the SE West Indies: a British crown colony. 39½ sq. mi. (102 sq. km). Capital: Plymouth.
a mountain in NE Spain, NW of Barcelona: the site of Montserrat Monastery. 4058 feet (1237 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Back in the fall of 2007, 204 countries from Brazil to Montserrat set out on the long road to the 2010 World Cup.

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    Spain Wins!

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    July 10, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for montserrat



(ˌmɒntsəˈræt) a volcanic island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: a UK Overseas Territory: much of the island rendered uninhabitable by volcanic eruptions in 1997. Capital: Brades (replacing Plymouth, effectively destroyed by the eruption). Pop: 5189 (2013 est). Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles)
(Spanish mɔnsɛˈrrat) a mountain in NE Spain, northwest of Barcelona: famous Benedictine monastery. Height: 1235 m (4054 ft)Ancient name: Mons Serratus (mɒnz səˈrætəs)
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