Grenadines

Grenadines

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

1 [gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]
noun
a thin fabric of leno weave in silk, nylon, rayon, or wool.

Origin:
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:
1700–10; < French, diminutive of grenade pomegranate. See grenade, -ine1

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grenadine1 (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn)
 
n
a light thin leno-weave fabric of silk, wool, rayon, or nylon, used esp for dresses
 
[C19: from French, from earlier grenade silk with a grained texture, from grenu grained; see grain]

grenadine2 (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn, ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːn)
 
n
1.  a syrup made from pomegranate juice, used as a sweetening and colouring agent in various drinks
2.  a.  a moderate reddish-orange colour
 b.  (as adjective): a grenadine coat
 
[C19: from French: a little pomegranate, from grenade pomegranate; see grenade]

Grenadines (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːnz, ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːnz)
 
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

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grenadine
1896, from Fr. sirop de grenadin, from M.Fr. grenade "pomegranate."
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