Jamaica
Jamaica Ja*mai"ca, n. One of the West Indian islands. [1913 Webster]

{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} (Bot.), a West Indian melastomaceous shrub ({Blakea trinervis}), with showy pink flowers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jamaica — • The largest of the British West Indian islands, situated in the Caribbean Sea Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Jamaica     Jamaica      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • JAMAICA — JAMAICA, an island in the Caribbean, an independent state. Christopher Columbus (Colon) visited Jamaica on his second voyage (1494) but landed there on his fourth (1503) and took it in the name of the Spanish crown. He was nominated governor   of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jamaica — bezeichnet: auf Englisch (Amtssprache) die Inselnation Jamaika ein Musical aus dem Jahre 1957, siehe Jamaica (Musical) ein in Mexiko populäres Getränk, siehe Jamaica (Getränk) eine bestimmte Koalitionsform in Deutschland, siehe Jamaika Koalition… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jamaică — JAMÁICĂ s.f. Varietate de rom. – Din fr. [rhum de la] Jamaïque. Trimis de claudia, 03.03.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  jamáică s. f. (sil. mai ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  JAMÁICĂ s.f. (Rar) Rom de Jamaica, fabricat din… …   Dicționar Român

  • Jamaica —    Jamaica, a large island in the Caribbean Sea, was originally colonized by the Spanish, but conquered by the British in 1660. Along with many smaller islands, it was often referred to simply as the “sugar islands,” sugar, along with its by… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Jamaica — ginger; Jamaica rum (heavy pungent rum originally distilled in Jamaica); Jamaica shorts (midthigh short pants) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Jamaica — Jamaica, britische Besitzung in Westindien, die dritte der großen Antillen und wegen ihrer ungemeinen Fruchtbarkeit eine der wichtigsten englischen Kolonien. Sie ist Gebirgsland von 270 Quadrat M. Flächenraum, das sich nach dem Meere zu abflacht… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Jamaica — Jamaica, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 237 Housing Units (2000): 114 Land area (2000): 0.457414 sq. miles (1.184698 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.457414 sq. miles (1.184698 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jamaica — (spr. Dschemehkä, wie es die Briten, Schameika, wie es die Franzosen aussprechen, früher Xaymacaä u. St. Jago), 1) Große Antille, südlich von Cuba, westlich von San Domingo gelegen; 17°14 bis 18°36 nördl. Br. 60°55 bis 63°30 westl. L. (v. Ferro); …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jamaica — West Indian island, from Taino (Arawakan) xaymaca, said to mean rich in springs. Columbus when he found it in 1494 named it Santiago, but this did not stick. Related: Jamaican. The Jamaica in New York probably is a Delaware (Algonquian) word… …   Etymology dictionary

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