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ANGUILLA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Anguilla mean? 

ANGUILLA (noun)
  The noun ANGUILLA has 2 senses:

1. a British colony in the West Indies
2. type genus of the Anguillidae: eels

  Familiarity information: ANGUILLA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANGUILLA (noun)


Sense 1Anguilla [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A British colony in the West Indies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

island (a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water)

Holonyms ("Anguilla" is a part of...):

the Indies; West Indies (the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area)


Sense 2Anguilla [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Type genus of the Anguillidae: eels

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

genus Anguilla; Anguilla

Hypernyms ("Anguilla" is a kind of...):

fish genus (any of various genus of fish)

Meronyms (members of "Anguilla"):

common eel; freshwater eel (eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawn; found in Europe and America; marketed both fresh and smoked)

Holonyms ("Anguilla" is a member of...):

Anguillidae; family Anguillidae (eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn)


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