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Bridgetown

[brij-toun] /ˈbrɪdʒˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
a seaport on and the capital of Barbados, on the SW coast.

Barbados

[bahr-bey-dohz, -dohs, -duh s] /bɑrˈbeɪ doʊz, -doʊs, -dəs/
noun
1.
an island in the E West Indies constituting an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations: formerly a British colony. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km).
Capital: Bridgetown.
Related forms
Barbadian
[bahr-bey-dee-uh n] /bɑrˈbeɪ di ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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Bridgetown

/ˈbrɪdʒˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
the capital of Barbados, a port on the SW coast. Pop: 144 000 (2005 est)

Barbados

/bɑːˈbeɪdəʊs; -dəʊz; -dɒs/
noun
1.
an island in the Caribbean, in the E Lesser Antilles: a British colony from 1628 to 1966, now an independent state within the Commonwealth. Language: English. Currency: Barbados dollar. Capital: Bridgetown. Pop: 288 725 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for bridge-town

Barbados

probably from Portuguese las barbados "the bearded;" the island so called because vines or moss hung densely from the trees. An inhabitant was called a Barbadian (1732).

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Barbados [(bahr-bay-dohs, bahr-bay-dohz)]

Island republic in the easternmost West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean about three hundred miles north of Venezuela.

Note: Barbados is a member of the British Commonwealth and a popular resort area.
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