Definition of Jamaica

1. Noun. A country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism.

Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Examples of category: Rastafari, Rastas
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Caribbean
Terms within: Capital Of Jamaica, Jamaican Capital, Kingston, Montego Bay
Derivative terms: Jamaican

2. Noun. An island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti.
Group relationships: Greater Antilles
Generic synonyms: Island
Member holonyms: Jamaican
Derivative terms: Jamaican

Definition of Jamaica

1. n. One of the West India islands.

Definition of Jamaica

1. Proper noun. A particular country in the Caribbean. ¹

2. Proper noun. The island comprising most of that country. ¹

3. Proper noun. (w Jamaica Plain, Boston), a neighborhood of (w Boston, Massachusetts). ¹

4. Proper noun. (w Jamaica, Vermont), a town in (w Vermont). ¹

5. Proper noun. (w Jamaica, Queens), a neighborhood in (w Queens), (w New York City). ¹

6. Noun. roselle ¹

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Medical Definition of Jamaica

1. One of the West India is islands. Jamaica ginger, a variety of ginger, called also white ginger, prepared in Jamaica from the best roots, which are deprived of their epidermis and dried separately. Jamaica pepper, allspice. Jamaica rose, a West Indian melastomaceous shrub (Blakea trinervis), with showy pink flowers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Jamaica Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jamaica

jam rag
jam rags
jam sandwich
jam sandwiches
jam session
jam sessions
jam tart
jam tarts
jam tomorrow
jamaica (current term)
jamais vu

Literary usage of Jamaica

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress: With by Clara Egli Le Gear, Philip Lee Phillips, Library of Congress Map Division (1920)
"[1] The island of jamaica. 1793. " [2] A plan of Port Morant. Surveyed by J. Leard in 1792. 1793. " [3] A plan of the anchorage at Morant bay and the ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Tracy Atkyns, Philip Yorke Hardwicke, William Newnam, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1781)
"... take his le- Mr. Attorney General for the plaintiff argued, that putting eacy ¡n jamaica ... has money oif differently, both in jamaica and England, ..."

3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"FOLKLORE OF THE NEGROES OF JAMAIcA. [THE following papers were written in 1896 by coloured students at Mico College, jamaica, preparing to become elementary ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Soon after, Africans were imported into jamaica as slaves. The discreditable failure to capture San Domingo by the expedition under Admiral Penn—father of ..."

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