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St. Vincent

noun
1.
an island in the S Windward Islands, in the SE West Indies: part of the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a member of the former West Indies Associated States. 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km).
2.
a former British colony comprising this island and the N Grenadines.
3.
the SW tip of Portugal: naval battle 1797.
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Vincent

[vin-suhnt]
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 304, Spanish martyr: patron saint of winegrowers.
2.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “conquering.”
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Saint Vincent or (abbreviation) St Vincent
 
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1.  Cape Saint Vincent a headland at the SW extremity of Portugal: scene of several important naval battles, notably in 1797, when the British defeated the French and Spanish
2.  Gulf Saint Vincent a shallow inlet of SE South Australia, to the east of the Yorke Peninsula: salt industry
 
St Vincent or (abbreviation) St Vincent
 
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Vincent
masc. proper name, from Fr., shortened from L. Vincentius, from vincens "conquering," from vincere "to overcome" (see victor). The name of a 3c. martyr, it was introduced in England c.1200.
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